Khaleda Zia freed from jail
Live Correspondent: Khaleda Zia, the chief of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has been released from prison for six months by the government with some conditions on humanitarian grounds.
The former prime minister came out of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University at around 4.14pm on Wednesday. Earlier, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to be released from prison shortly.
On Tuesday, law minister Anisul Huq said that the sentences of the former prime minister have been suspended as per section 401 of the Criminal Code of Procedure (CrPcC).
The BNP chairperson was serving a 17-year term in two separate graft cases. She was being treated at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University for old-age complications since April 1 last year.
The government also put two conditions on her release. Under the conditions, Khaleda Zia will take treatment by staying at her residence and will not be able to leave the country.
Khaleda had been in jail since she was convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on February 8, 2018. She was found guilty in another corruption case later the same year, though her party claims both the cases are politically motivated.
Dhaka 25 March (campuslive24.com)//tr