Khaleda family planning to appeal for her release

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 20:44, Jan 24, 2020 | Updated : 20:45, Jan 24, 2020

The family of incarnated BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is planning to appeal to the government seeking her release from jail as they are worried about her life.
“We are thinking of making a special appeal, but we still, have not taken the final decision,” Khaleda's sister Selima Islam told the reporters after visiting the BNP chief at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Friday (Jan 24).
Selima, however, did not clarify the exact date of appeal.
Selima said, “The way her (Khaleda’s) physical condition has deteriorated, we fear we would not be able to take her home alive if her stay here prolongs. Any accident can take place anytime.”
About Khaleda’s present health condition, Selima said she is vomiting and suffering from fever and serious pains. “She cannot bend her left hand and she is suffering from acute body pains. “Her proper treatment is not possible at this hospital (BSMMU).”
She further said though the BNP chief has been receiving treatment at the BSMMU for nearly a year, her condition is not improving.
“That is why we want her to be freed for her advanced treatment at any other sophisticated hospital,” Selima added.
Five of her family members, including Selima, her younger brother Shamim Eskandar, his wife Kaniz Fatema and son Ovik Eskandar and her late brother Sayeed Eskandar’s wife Nasrin Eskandar, went to meet Khaleda around 3pm and stayed there for one hour, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Shamsuddin Didar.
Khaleda has been in jail since she was convicted in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case on Feb 8, 2018. She has been receiving treatment at the BSMMU since Apr 1 last year