Published On: Wed, Jan 7th, 2015

Opposition figure arrested in Bangladesh

 Opposition figure  arrested in Bangladesh - Unique Times


Opposition figure arrested in Bangladesh – Unique Times

Bangladesh on Tuesday arrested a key opposition figure and deployed thousands of police as opposition protests entered a second day, after four activists were killed and scores were injured on the first anniversary of last year’s disputed polls.The government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cracked down on displays of anti-government sentiment in the capital, Dhaka, as opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia stepped up calls for fresh elections. Police used teargas and rubber bullets to scatter protesters in Dhaka and elsewhere.”We had to use teargas and rubber bullets to disperse opposition activists after they smashed nearly a dozen vehicles and set off blasts,” said Khayrul Fazal, a police official in the northeastern district of Sylhet.

Denisha Sahadevan

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Opposition figure arrested in Bangladesh