Bangladesh court docket grants Nobel laureate bail in labour regulation violations case – JURIST


An appellate court docket in Bangladesh granted bail to Nobel laureate Muhammed Yunus on Sunday, as reported by a neighborhood media. Yunus was beforehand sentenced to 6 month imprisonment for labour regulation violations in his firm Garameen Telecom. Following this bail order, an enchantment will now be heard towards his case. Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his work pioneering microfinance and microlending, which helps poor entrepreneurs begin small companies.

Yunus and three others have been sentenced to imprisonment on January 1st 2023 by Sheikh Merina Sultana, chairman of the Third Labour Court docket of Dhaka. Yunus, who’s the Chairman of Garameen Telecom, was sentenced alongside three of its administrators, Ashraful Hassan, Nurjahan Begum, and M Shahjahan. Allegedly, Garameen Telecom refused to make 67 staff everlasting workers, and didn’t type a “welfare fund” to assist employees in emergencies. All 4 have been initially granted bail for a month following particular person bail pleas. Appeals have been then filed by Yunus and his colleagues towards the convictions.

Within the Labour Appellate Court docket Tribunal on Sunday, Chairman MA Awal handed an order granting bail to the 4 candidates. This bail will stay efficient till the case is heard once more on enchantment. Yunus spoke to native reporters following the grant of his bail and questioned the motivation behind his earlier conviction. In talking with one reporter he requested: “Did the employees do that, or did the federal government do that?”

Yunus’s lawyer Abdullah-Al-Mamun, additionally commented on the case. As reported by native information outlet The Daily Star, he acknowledged that of their problem to this case, they “submitted a petition, containing some 25 factors towards the sentence.” He additional acknowledged that the primary listening to concerning the enchantment is about to happen on March third.

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