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Sheikh Hasina's release day from prison today

Staff Correspondent

Today is Saturday, June 11. The Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's release day from the prison. She was released on June 11, 2008, from a special prison set up at the Parliament House premises after a long 11-month imprisonment.

Incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was arrested on July 16, 2007, during the army-backed 1/11 caretaker government.

At that time, Sheikh Hasina fell ill inside the jail. Then there was a demand for her release for medical treatment abroad.

The then caretaker government was forced to release Sheikh Hasina in the face of constant pressure, uncompromising attitude, and unwavering demands from the Awami League and other affiliated organizations. Since then, the day has been observed by the Awami League and its allies as the release day of Sheikh Hasina.

Sheikh Hasina was arrested on July 16, 2007, during the caretaker government led by Fakhruddin Ahmed. She was jailed for about 11 months in several cases. She was later released on an eight-week bail in the face of constitutional agitation, protests, and in need of advanced treatment. After her release, she went to the United States for medical treatment. While she was undergoing treatment there, her temporary bail was extended several times. When she returned to the country on November 6, 2008, she was granted permanent bail.

Later, with the victory on 29 December 2008, a grand alliance government was formed on 6 January 2009 with the Awami League-led by Sheikh Hasina.

Juba League has taken various programs on the occasion of 'Sheikh Hasina's release day from prison and Liberation Day of Democracy'. The program includes prayers at all mosques, temples, churches, pagodas, and other religious places of worship in the country on Saturday, wishing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina long life and good health.

Besides, the organization has organized a discussion meeting and prayer mahfil on Bangabandhu Avenue at 11 am on Sunday.
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