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Khaleda Zia released from jail

Published: 25 Mar 2020 Updated: 26 Mar 2020   

Samakal Correspondent

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been released from jail on Wednesday afternoon.

The executive order for the suspension of Khaleda Zia’s sentences will come into effect after 3pm.

Khaleda Zia’s family recently submitted an application to the government seeking an executive order to have the BNP chief released for her treatment in London.

Her brother Shamim Eskandar, sister Selima Islam, and her (Selima’s) husband Dr Rafiqul Islam met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and made an appeal for her release through the executive order.

Khaleda has 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 cases are politically motivated.

She has been receiving treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) since April 1 last year.

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