BNP activists on hunger strike for Khaleda’s release

BNP activists and supporters staging a hunger strike in front of Jatiya Press Club demanding release of their Chairperson Khaleda Zia on February 14, 2018. Photo: Amran Hossain


BNP leaders, activists and supporters are staging a hunger strike in Dhaka demanding release of their chief Khaleda Zia, who is now in jail after convicted in corruption.

Hundreds took position near Jatiya Press Club since this morning in the pre-announced programme, as part of a series of peaceful demonstration to press home their demand.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is currently in prison, after she was handed a five-year imprisonment for misappropriating a Tk 2.10 crore donation fund of Zia Orphanage Trust.

Hundreds of BNP supporters and activists joined in the hunger strike. Photo: Amran Hossain