Tarique cannot seek political asylum abroad: AG

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The government can bring back BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman, one of the convicts in August 21 grenade attack cases, said Attorney General Mahbubey Alam.

“Tarique Rahman cannot seek political asylum abroad as he has been sentenced to life imprisonment,” said the state’s counsel while talking to reporters at his office in the Supreme Court premises.

The Attorney General said, international laws do not support political asylum for a convict.

About Tarique’s punishment in the case, the AG said his office will decide whether an appeal will be moved before High Court seeking enhancement of punishment for the BNP leader after getting the full text of judgment

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