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US says it is monitoring BD situation
The United States, while commenting on Bangladesh, has said peaceful expression of dissent is an essential part of a functioning democracy.
“We continue to monitor the situation and encourage all parties to engage peacefully and responsibly, and for all sides to refrain from violence," said the US Department of State.
The US Embassy in Dhaka shared the message on its official Facebook page on Sunday.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, also a former prime minister, was jailed for five years on Thursday in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.