10 Jun 2024, 18:05
Update : 10 Jun 2024, 18:06

Sheikh Hasina's release day from prison tomorrow

DHAKA, June 10, 2024 (BSS) - The 16th anniversary of release of Awami League
President and incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from prison will be
observed tomorrow.

On this day in 2008, Sheikh Hasina was released from the special sub-jail set
up on the premises of the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) Bhaban after remaining
captive there for nearly 11 months.

The Awami League president was arrested from her Sudha Sadan residence at
Dhanmondi on July 16, 2007 during the military-backed caretaker government,
which assumed power through the political changeover of 1/11 in 2007.

As Sheikh Hasina fell sick during her captivity, demands were raised from
different quarters, including the Awami League and its associate bodies, to
send her abroad for better medical treatment after her release from jail.

Conceding the people's spontaneous and repeated demands and pressure from
different quarters, the caretaker government was compelled to release Sheikh
Hasina from jail.

In the national election of December 29 in 2008, the Awami League-led grand
alliance registered a landslide victory with a two-third majority in
Parliament and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina became the Prime Minister
for the second term.

The leaders of Awami League sought doa from the countrymen seeking sound
health and long life of the Premier.

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