Sheikh Hasina’s release day from prison today
Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s Released Day today. After 11 months of long imprisonment, on June 11, 2008, she was released from a special jail set up at Parliament House premises.
The Awami League president was arrested from her Sudha Sadan residence at Dhanmondi on July 16, 2007 during the military-backed caretaker government, which assumed power in the political changeover of 1/11 in 2007.
Conceding to the people’s spontaneous and repeated demands and pressure from different quarters, the caretaker government was compelled to release Sheikh Hasina from jail. In the national election of December 29 in 2008, the Awami League-led grand alliance registered a landslide victory with a two-thirds majority in the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina was elected as the Prime Minister for the second term.
On Tuesday (June 11th), Sheikh Hasina organized a series of programs on the occasion of the emancipation day of Awami League and its affiliate organizations.
Meanwhile, a discussion meeting was organized at Bangabandhu Avenue at 4pm in the capital.