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    The Bangladeshi opposition denounces the arrest of two of its leaders

    Police officers fan out at a rally of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka. – Syed Mahabubul Kader/ZUMA Press / DPA

    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has denounced early this Friday that plainclothes police have arrested its secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, and the member of the Standing Committee, Mirza Abbas, in two separate raids in the capital. , Dhaka.

    “We strongly condemn this cowardly behavior of the Bangladeshi government,” the BNP shared through a message on its Twitter social network profile.

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    The Bangladeshi Police have confirmed that both leaders are currently in a police office to be questioned over the demonstrations that took place on Wednesday, the BDNews24 portal collects.

    “They are in our complex and are being interrogated,” reported the head of the investigative police branch, Harun or Rashid, eight hours after they were arrested.

    “Two days ago a situation arose in connection with the BNP demonstration (planned for Saturday). More than 50 policemen were seriously injured. They are being questioned on these issues.”

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    On Thursday night, a delegation from the opposition party met for six hours to plan a demonstration this Saturday with the aim of calling for the resignation of the prime minister, reports the UNB portal.

    On Wednesday, one person was killed and several injured after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at BNP supporters. In addition, a Dhaka court sent 445 people to jail in connection with the marches called by the opposition party.

    The central office of the BNP has remained closed during the morning of Friday, although the police authorities have ensured its reopening.

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