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BNP leaders, activists demand Khaleda's release

IANS  |  Dhaka 

The Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday held a demonstration to demand the release of and former following her conviction on corruption charges.

activists and their allies from across took to the roads and chanted slogans demanding Zia's release, bdnews24.com reported.

Party's Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Shamsuzzaman Dudu, Adviser to the Chairperson and other leaders led the demonstration.

A special judge's court sentenced the country's main to five years in prison on 8.

The held nationwide demonstrations following the verdict and there were clashes between security forces and opposition protesters.

On Saturday, Zia's supporters announced three consecutive days of protests from Monday.

A sit-in protest is scheduled for Tuesday and a hunger strike for Wednesday.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 16:04 IST
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