Over a thousand pro-BNP journalists yesterday demanded the release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia before Eid.
“We urge the government to immediately free the three-time former prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. We demand the government ensure the end of her incarceration before the forthcoming Eid-ul-Fitr,” said a statement issued by 1,017 journalists.
“Khaleda Zia is the first female prime minister of the country. As a nation, it’s our responsibility to ensure her minimum human and basic rights, and justice to her,” the statement reads.
Khaleda, who was convicted in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case last year and has been in jail since, is currently receiving treatment at BSMMU.