The Bangladesh High Court on Sunday
directed the government not to harass former premier Sheikh Hasina or restrict
the freedom of her movement till October 20.
High Court vacation bench of Justice Mohammad Anwarul Haque and Justice Zubayer
Rahman Chowdhury issued the directive after hearing an application filed by
Hasina, also the Awami League's president, seeking bail in the Niko and
barge-mounted corruption cases.
court, however, did not grant bail to Hasina, now in the United States for treatment after being released by
an executive order, in the two cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission
after her arrest on July 16, 2007.
has filed an application with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court
against the High Court's order that rejected her prayer for bail in the Tk 5
crore extortion case filed by businessman Noor Ali on June
In the meantime the army-controlled
interim government in Bangladesh on Sunday extended, for the third
time, the parole of ailing Awami League president and former premier Sheikh
month, a single day before the expiry of the second extension.