BNP on Wednesday questioned whether the government wants to ‘kill its chairperson Khaleda Zia in solitary confinement in jail’ as no one has not been allowed to meet her in jail over the last 11 days.
Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also alleged that the government is violating the BNP chief’s human and constitutional rights by barring her relatives and party leaders from meeting her.
“The relatives and friends (BNP leaders) of Khaleda Zia have not been permitted to meet her over the last 11 days. Her relatives, lawyers and we couldn’t meet her despite repeated attempts,” he added further.
The BNP leader further said, “No doctor is allowed to meet her. What is their motive behind depriving our leader of medical treatment?”
As per the jail code, he said, it is Khaleda’s constitutional and human rights to meet her relatives and friends and party leaders. “But, she’s been denied her rights.”
He said Khaleda’s relatives met her last on June 30 in Old Dhaka central jail.