Bangladeshi Ex-PM Khaleda Zia Released From Jail For Six Months

DHAKA, Mar 26 (NNN-BSS) – Bangladeshi ex-Prime Minister, Khaleda Zia, has been released from jail for six months, on humanitarian grounds, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Zia, also chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), at around 4:15 p.m. local time on Wednesday, came out of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka, where she is being treated.

The Bangladeshi government announced its decision to release Zia, suspending her sentence for six months.

In Apr, 2018, Zia was shifted to the BSMMU, when she fell ill and has remained there ever since.

Bangladesh on Wednesday announced the country’s fifth death related to COVID-19.

The victim was one of the 39 cases reported in the county to date.– NNN-BSS