Khaleda Zia’s Family will Appeal To Release Her For Better Treatment

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She did not make it clear whether they will make the appeal to the government or the apex court

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s sister Selima Islam has said they are planning to make a special appeal seeking her release from jail as they are worried about her life.

Selima, however, did not make it clear whether they will make the appeal to the government or the apex court, reports UNB.

She made the remarks while talking to reporters after meeting her sister at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Friday.

“We are thinking of making a special appeal, but we still, have not taken the final decision,” Selima said.

She further said, “The way her (Khaleda’s) physical condition has deteriorated, we fear we would not be able to take her home alive if she stay here prolongs.  Any accident can take place anytime.”

Mentioning that her sister immediately needs advanced treatment as her condition has worsened further, Selima said: “Steps must be taken for her advanced treatment as her condition is very serious. Her sugar level was 15 during fasting on Friday. How long she will remain in such a condition?”

She 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.”

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).”

Khaleda’s sister said the treatment being provided to her at BSMMU is not helping her improve her condition. “Rather, her condition is deteriorating gradually. Even, she cannot speak properly.”

Selima urged people to pray for Khaleda’s early recovery.

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 3 pm 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 February 8, 2018.

She was found guilty in another corruption case later the same year, though her party claims both cases are politically motivated.

The BNP chief has been receiving treatment at the BSMMU since April 1 last year.

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