Khaleda visits Mahmudur Rahman at hospital


Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday evening paid a visit to ailing Mahmudur Rahman, the acting editor of Bengali daily Amar Desh which has been shut down.

Mahmudur Rahman is currently undergoing treatment in capital’s United Hospital.

The BNP chief went to the hospital around 9:15pm. During her short stay, she talked to doctors and inquired about the acting editor’s health condition.

Khaleda also talked to Mahmudur Rahman’s family members, including his wife Firoza Mahmud.

Mahmudur Rahman was admitted to the hospital shortly after he was freed on bail on 23 November, three and a half years into his arrest in a case connected with the Skype scandal of December 2012.

Jailer Md Nashir Ahmed told the Prothom Alo that Mahmudur Rahman was released around 1:00pm Wednesday.

Amar Desh acting editor, a former energy adviser of BNP-Jamaat government, has been incarcerated in connection with other cases, since he was arrested from his Karwan Bazar office on 11 April 2013.

The arrest came four months after Mahmudur was sued, in line with a High Court directive, for publishing reports on a Skype conversation between former International Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh (ICT,B) chairman justice Md Nizamul Huq and an expatriate Bangladeshi legal expert, Ahmed Ziauddin, over the trial of Jamaat leaders in the ICT,B.

Source: Prothom Alo


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