Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus, sentenced to prison in Bangladesh

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus, sentenced to prison in Bangladesh

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus, sentenced to prison in BangladeshHabib Rahman / European Press

Nobel Peace Prize Mohammed Younis He was convicted on Monday of violating Bangladesh's labor laws, a prosecutor told AFP, in a case his supporters say is politically motivated. Yunus was the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who, together with the current King of Spain, Felipe VI, inaugurated the first Empulsa Forum that gave light to the Prince of Girona Foundation. Yunus also won the Prince of Asturias Concordia Award in 1998.

“Professor Yunus and three of his colleagues at Grameen Telecom were convicted under labor laws and He was sentenced to six months in prisonProsecutor Khurshid Alam Khan told AFP. But the four were immediately put underground He was released on bail He said pending appeal.

Younes too 83 years oldHe is credited with lifting millions of people out of poverty through his pioneering micro-loan bank, but the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh HasinaHe accused him of “sucking the blood” of the poor. The four convicts were charged Violation of labor laws For not establishing an assistance fund for the company’s employees.

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