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Detained former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hospitalized

Detained former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hospitalized

Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, detained in jail on corruption charges, was hospitalized Thursday for treatment of an undisclosed ailment, an official said.
John Gomes, general manager of the private Square Hospital, said Hasina had been admitted, but would not elaborate.
Hasina's lawyers said during recent court proceedings that she was suffering from various complications that were not life threatening.
Local television station Channel-I said a large number of security personnel were stationed in and around the hospital.
Hasina has been held in a special jail on the grounds of the National Parliament Building in Dhaka since last July pending trial.
She faces charges of accepting a 30 million takas (US$444,000;


Updated : 2021-10-17 01:28 GMT+08:00