According to VOA.com:
"The court ordered Ms. Hasina held for an indefinite period. Police say she has been detained in connection with a charge of extorting about $440,000 from a businessman during her term in office from 1996 to 2001."
I am deeply saddened by the news. I was hoping that CTG doesn't make this mistake and their ambition to hold on to power became more obvious after Hasina's arrest. To me, arresting the all prominent politicians in the name of corruption is just a tactic to remove any competition from the political arena for some other interest group to be in power.
This is a mistake for CTG and they must release Sheik Hasina immediately. Under the rule of law, she can't be held in jail indefinite period. This is a naked violation of human rights. If this can happen to our most popular leader of Bangladesh, I can't even imagine what is going to happen to the general public.
Bangladesh, open your eyes, open your mind. Watch CTG's movement carefully. We want democracy, we want a free bangladesh where people can vote who they want. Where people can exercise their basic human rights. We do not want a non-elected government ruling our country.
Just as "command economy" failed, so will "command politics" - Mahfuz Anam, Editor, Daily Star, comment on Hasina's arrest.
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