"There is a tendency of ailing high-profile prisoners to get hospitalised and stay there as long as possible."
BRIG GEN MOHAMMAD ZAKIR HASSAN
Inspector General of Prisons
Of the so-called high profile prisoner former minister Lutfozzaman Babar, sentenced to 17 years' imprisonment in an arms case, has been staying at the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital for 16 out of almost 17 months of his detention.
"In no circumstances we will take part in any election without Sheikh Hasina and amid the state of emergency…we will not hold any party council without her."
Awami League acting President.
“Like a mini Kissinger, the commerce adviser is now very busy meeting and dialoguing with political leaders, even corrupt politicians. He is now commercialising the constitution leaving his commerce ministry duties.”
Lawyer and president of Gono Forum.
He has also said, "The law adviser should investigate the issue of granting bail to 206 persons in a day. It's not possible through legal procedures. An investigation should be launched in the interest of the people and the judiciary.”
"Our target is to bring known dreaded criminals and their accomplices to book and to keep other criminals on the run."
Inspector General of Police
saying the police will prepare a list of suspected criminals.
He has also said, "It's one of our precautionary measures, so no untoward incident may happen before and during the election."
"We have told officials at the European Union not to take seriously election boycott on flimsy excuses."
AMIR HOSSAIN AMU
after his return from Europe.
"If the army wanted to defer or hinder the December 18 election, they could have delayed handing over the voter list to the Election Commission. But they handed it over 15 days ahead of the deadline. "
ATM SHAMSUL HUDA
chief election commissioner
"Not only did you murder your victim by cutting his throat and stabbing him but you cut him up, cooked him and ate part of him. Before this case I had associated cannibalism with eras long gone, with the tale of Robinson Crusoe. No longer. You have plumbed depths rarely encountered in our court."
JAMES STEWART QC
a judge in the UK
to Anthony Morley, a chef, who has been handed down a minimum of 30 years in prison for the murder of 33-year-old Damian Oldfield.
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