Bangladesh opposition stalwart jailed for threatening PM

Bangladesh opposition stalwart jailed for threatening PMA Bangladesh opposition stalwart was jailed in absentia for three years Wednesday for threatening the prime minister in what his party said was another example of government critics being muzzled. Thousands of opposition activists have been arrested under the rule of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who has tightened her grip on power since being re-elected in December. Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury, a vice-chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was found guilty of making statements “conducive to public mischief” and “criminal conspiracy”, the court said.



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