In Bangladesh, a broad opposition Alliance to challenge the authoritarian government. These responded in the past few weeks.

Boycotted the 2014 election, now is not allowed after a corruption conviction: BNP Chief Khaleda Zia photo: reuters

DHAKA afp | Three weeks before the parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, has also condemned the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the arrest of hundreds of party activists. At least in 1972, officials and supporters of the BNP had been taken since the end of November into custody, informed the party on Sunday. Most of them were still in prison. There are hundreds of invented procedures had been “initiated,” said party spokesman Rizvi Ahmed.

A further party representative, also eleven opposition candidates for the election on may 30. December arrested. Six of them would continue to be held.

According to the police, were against a part of the Affected warrants. Others have been classified, therefore, in connection with the ongoing investigation as a Suspect. Party spokesman Ahmed denied this and accused the government party Awami League, she wanted to spread prior to the start of the election campaign on Monday, “fear”.

The BNP, which leads an Alliance of opposition parties that had boycotted the Parliament election in 2014. The party Chairman and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is due to allegations of corruption in the prison. A replacement candidate has not been nominated by the BNP so far.

Zia and current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to maintain a bitter enmity that paralyzes the South Asian country politically. For more than 25 years, the rival took turns on the inside of the state. In the past few years, Hasina had the upper hand, they ruled since 2009.