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Fakhrul: Khaleda Zia's condition has worsened again

The country lacks democracy and human rights, says BNP secretary general

Update : 06 Jan 2022, 10:27 AM

The health condition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, now undergoing treatment at a city hospital with a liver cirrhosis problem, has deteriorated again.

“Madam’s (Khaleda’s) health condition has worsened again. Different parameters of her health are showing a downward trend from Tuesday,” said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

Speaking at a press conference at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office, he also said Khaleda’s hemoglobin level is also dropping.

Replying to a question, Fakhrul said there had been no internal bleeding until Tuesday.

He said they have long been demanding the government allow Khaleda to go abroad for treatment but the government is paying no heed to it as there is no democracy and human rights in the country.

“The accountability for the people is hampered at every step in a country that lacks democracy and which is now prevailing everywhere now in Bangladesh,” he said.

Fakhrul said people cannot enjoy human rights and personal security when democracy remains missing in any country. “The government’s obstruction to sending three-time former prime minister Khaleda Zia abroad is the latest example.”

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Khaleda, a 76-year-old former prime minister, has been receiving treatment at Evercare Hospital for various health complications since November 13.

Her medical board members said Khaleda immediately needs to go abroad for better treatment as she was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis.

On behalf of her family, Khaleda's younger brother, Shamim Iskander, submitted an application to the Home Ministry on November 11 urging the government to allow her to go abroad for better treatment.

Law Minister Anisul Huq recently said the government is looking for a legal option to allow Khaleda to go abroad for treatment.

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