Bangladesh; Woman in prison for derogatory remarks against the prime minister

The Daily Star March 16, 2019

BFF’s women wing chairman Kiron arrested in Dhaka

Mahfuza Akter Kiron. File photo Star Online Report

Bangladesh Football Federation’s women wing chairman and FIFA council member Mahfuza Akter Kiron was arrested today in a defamation case lodged under ‘CrPC 500’ by a sports organiser.

Kiron was arrested from Dhanmondi area around 11:00 am following an arrest warrant issued by Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (CMM) against her on Wednesday, Omor Faruk, officer-in-charge of Motijheel Police Station, told The Daily Star.

Later, Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sufian Md Noman sent Kiron to jail rejecting her bail petition after the law enforcers produced her before the court.

Abul Hasan Chowdhury Prince, a permanent member of Mohammedan Sporting Club and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club as well as vice-president of Badda Jagoroni Club, on March 12 lodged the case with the CMM Court against Kiron for making ‘derogatory remarks against the prime minister.’

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari issued the warrant and sent it to the Motijheel Police station.

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