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Sheikh Hasina’s imprisonment day today

Update : 16 Jul 2022, 11:21

The imprisonment day of Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina is being observed in the country today.

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

The Awami League and its associate bodies observe the day as the ‘Imprisonment Day of Sheikh Hasina’. They have taken various programmes, including discussions, milad, and dua mahfils, marking the day, maintaining the health guidelines, and social distancing.

AL president Sheikh Hasina was released from the special sub-jail set up on the premises of the Jatiya Sangsad building on June 11, 2008, after remaining captive there for nearly 11 months.

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

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

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