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FIFA Council member Kiron gets bail

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Bangladesh Football Federation’s women’s wing chairman and FIFA Council member Mahfuza Akter Kiron has been granted bail in a defamation case lodged against her under Digital Security Act.

Bangladesh Football Federation’s women’s wing chairman and FIFA Council member Mahfuza Akter Kiron has been granted bail in a defamation case lodged against her under Digital Security Act.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shorafuzzaman Ansari granted her bail till April 2 for Tk 10,000 bond  on Tuesday afternoon.

Kiron’s lawyer advocate Liakat Hossain confirmed the matter.

“This is a bailable case. Furthermore the court considered her social status and her illness in granting the bail,” said Liakat, adding that his client is a cancer patient.

The BFF and FIFA official was arrested and sent to jail on March 16 in a case lodged on March 12 by a sports organiser named Abu Hassan Prince, under CrPC 500, for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Amnesty International issued a press release on Monday demanding her immediate release.

FIFA and AFC also expressed deep concern over the arrest of the football official.

 

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