Dr. Yunus after awarding 6-month jail
Staff Correspondent: Nobel Peace Prize winning economist Dr. Muhammad Yunus said, I was punished for a sin which I did not commit. If you want to call it justice, he said. It’s your wish. He said these things in response to a question from journalists outside the labor court in Paltan on Monday.
Judge Begum Sheikh Marina Sultana of the Third Labor Court of Dhaka sentenced him to 6 months imprisonment and fined Tk 25,000 in the case filed by the Directorate of Factories and Institutions against Muhammad Yunus. After that the court granted bail to Dr Yunus on the condition of filing an appeal within 30 days.
Muhammad Yunus said, today is the first day of 2024, we came to the court to hear the verdict. But when he came, his mind was full. I got many friends. Whom I have not met for a long time. They came today. On this happy day, to see what judgment has been passed.
What is the situation? I am very happy to see them. After many days they came from different countries. We got a chance to come together.
When asked about the reaction of the verdict, he said, “We waited for the verdict, we were all together with friends.” The verdict that I got, the fault that I did not commit, was punished for that fault. It was on our foreheads, was at the forefront of the nation. We accepted it.
Dr. Yunus said, how can we finally get justice from the court, our lawyer is here. But on this happy day, the question remained in our mind that we got this injury.
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