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Thousands protest at Khaleda imprisonment

first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and supporters protest against the verdict in the corruption case of Bangladesh`s main opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka on 12 February 2018. Photo: AFPThousands of Bangladeshi opposition supporters staged rallies across the country on Monday demanding the release of their jailed leader Khaleda Zia and free and fair elections.Khaleda Zia, three-time prime minister in the Muslim-majority nation of 160 million, was imprisoned for five years last week for embezzlement, sparking riots from supporters who rejected the verdict as politically motivated.The chief of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is expected to appeal but the conviction may affect her ability to stand in a general election slated for December.Thousands of BNP activists in cities across Bangladesh joined hands in a march calling for Khaleda’s immediate release from a prison in Dhaka.“We want her immediate release and a free and fair election,” BNP secretary general Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told AFP outside the national press club in Dhaka where more than 5,000 gathered.Khaleda Zia, 72, is expected to be freed on bail once the appeal has been lodged but her supporters fear Bangladesh’s ruling party will try and keep her detained on other charges.Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and supporters protest against the verdict in the corruption case of Bangladesh`s main opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka on 12 February 2018. Photo: AFPShe is accused of dozens of other criminal violations including corruption and violence.One of her lawyers, Zainul Abedin, said authorities were attempting Monday to hold Khaleda Zia in connection with an arson attack in 2015.Alamgir said at least 4,300 opposition officials had been arrested in the past fortnight as police sought to offset resistance ahead of Khaleda Zia’s sentencing. A party vice chairman and two former ministers were among those detained, he added.Police have not commented on the arrests.Zia is a former ally-turned-arch-rival of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.The BNP boycotted the general election in 2014 that saw Hasina return to power, but Khaleda Zia is expected to contest the upcoming poll in December.Her son Tarique Rahman, who lives in exile in London, has been named as the acting opposition chief, despite being convicted and jailed in absentia for ten years on the same charges as Zia.Last month prosecutors sought the death penalty over his alleged role in a deadly 2004 grenade attack that injured Sheikh Hasina.Khaleda Zia and her son were detained by an army-backed government in 2007 and spent a year and a half in detention pending trials for alleged corruption.last_img

2 Jamaat leaders among 81 arrested in Bagerhat

first_imgPolice arrested 81 people, including two Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leaders, from different places of the district early Friday.The arrested Jamaat leaders are Mohidul Islam, 35, ameer of Betaga union unit Jamaat in Fakirhat upazila, and Aslam Sheikh (48), secretary of ward-4 unit of Jamaat under Fakirhat union.Tipped off that a group of Jamaat-Shibir men was planning acts of sabotage, police conducted a drive in Fakirhat upazila headquarters and arrested the two Jamaat leaders, said Pankaj Roy, police super of the district.The rest were arrested from different places of the district, he said.last_img read more

With Crowded Field for HISD Elections Governance Top Campaign Issue

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /01:04 Laura IsenseeAlmost all of the 19 candidates for the HISD board of trustees participated in a forum held by Children at Risk this week.Early voting starts next week for the Houston school board elections, which have drawn a crowded field of candidates vying for six of the nine seats on the board.Half of those races are wide open for newcomers. They include Districts I, III and V.One major theme emerging is how the current board governs.“I think there’s a perception that our current school board is not really cohesive,” said Bob Sanborn, who leads the advocacy group Children at Risk. “They’re not all on the same page. They’re really not all thinking in one way in terms of how do we make lives better for students.”That could impact the rest of the races, where incumbents are fighting to keep their seats in Districts VI, VII and IX.“It seems like incumbents aren’t the natural people to be reelected. It seems like there’s a tension — certainly from the inside circle on this race — in terms of we need to make sure we get the right mix,” Sanborn added.His group recently held a candidate forum, where almost all of the 19 candidates on the ballot participated. The majority of them agreed on issues like full day pre-K, early education for three-year-olds, support for Superintendent Richard Carranza and giving all students three free meals every day.In some ways the future of the board itself rides on the election. That’s because HISD could get a state-appointed board of managers next year if it doesn’t improve chronically failing schools. Sharelast_img read more

Clocks ticking on Avalons Europe Asia Galapagos EBBs

first_img Thursday, July 12, 2018 Share TORONTO — Director of Sales for the Globus family of brands, Kim Clarke, has a reminder for agents: Avalon Waterways’ “very tempting” early booking bonuses on river cruises in Europe, Southeast Asia and the Galapagos Islands are set to expire in less than two weeks.The EBBs, good until July 24, apply to select 2018 and 2019 cruises and include a waived single supplement on Europe and Irrawaddy and Mekong river cruises, and up to $3,000 per couple off Europe cruises ($500 on select air-inclusive Europe cruises).For select 2018 sailings they include $900 air from select cities across Canada and $299 air on Irawaddy cruises.And for select 2019 cruises the offers also include up to $2,600 per couple off select Irrawaddy and Mekong cruises and $1,300 per couple off all India and Galapagos cruises.For more information see agentlingo.ca. Travelweek Group Posted bycenter_img Tags: Asia, Avalon Waterways, EBB, Europe, Galápagos Clock’s ticking on Avalon’s Europe, Asia, Galapagos EBBs << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more