Hasina tells doctors she is innocent

February 22nd, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin  

Dhaka, Feb 22 (IANS) Bangladesh’s ailing former prime minister Sheikh Hasina underwent a medical check-up and told doctors she was innocent of corruption charges before she was sent back to jail, media reports said Friday. This was her first medical check-up since she was detained on July 16 last year.

One of the doctors told The Daily Star newspaper that she spoke of being charged with false accusations in a bid to destroy her politically and exclude her from the next parliamentary polls.

Doctors have asked the 61-year-old Awami League leader not to worry too much and maintain good health.

Hasina suspects “foul play” if treated locally, the newspaper said.

She suffered from high blood pressure during a courtroom trial last month, causing brief suspension of the trial.

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