Bangladesh Opposition Leader Locked Up

Police in Dhaka locked the main opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, in her own office on Sunday ahead of the first anniversary of her party boycotting last year’s election. Zia had said she was going to hold large rallies in the capital to mark what she calls “Democracy Killing Day” on Monday, a year to the day since her Bangladesh Nationalist party and its Islamist allies refused to join a vote, arguing that the ruling party would rig it. While it’s been reported Zia tried to leave her office, police inspector Firoz Kabir denied she was being held by force. “We’ve not detained her, only her security has been enhanced. She is not leaving her office,” he told AFP.