As part of their countrywide scheduled protest programs, BNP leaders and activists will form human chains in Dhaka and beyond on Monday protesting the jailing of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case.
BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said their party leaders and followers will observe the program from 11am to 12 noon in front of National Press Club, demanding the immediate release of Khaleda.
He said their party’s district, city, thana and upazila units will also form human chains at their convenient time and places.
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Earlier on Saturday, Rizvi announced a three-day protest program at a press briefing at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters.
As part of the programs, BNP men will also stage an hour-long sit-in on Tuesday and go on a hunger strike from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday across the country.
On Thursday last, a special court in Dhaka sentenced Khaleda to five years in jail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
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Earlier, BNP leaders and activists staged demonstrations on Friday and Statuary all over the country, including in Dhaka, amid obstructions by police and activists of the ruling Awami League.
Rizvi said the government has continued arresting their party men across the country.
At least 4,300 BNP leaders and activists have so far been arrested across the country over the last 13 days, he claimed.