Bangladesh court orders politician to remain in jail despite poor health Michael Sung at 11:03 AM ET
[JURIST] A Bangladeshi court Sunday ordered the continued detention of Abdul Jalil, the secretary general of the Bangladesh political party Awami League [party website], on charges of corruption and misuse of power despite Jalil's lawyers' request that he be released on bail due to poor health. The investigation against Jalil is a part of the Bangladeshi interim government's "anti-corruption campaign" [JURIST news archive], which has involved the questioning and detention of at least 60 parliamentarians and former government ministers. Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina [Banglapedia profile] criticized the arrests, saying they were an "autocratic move" motivated by politics rather than a legitimate attempt to stamp out corruption.
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