Dhaka, Sept. 16 -- Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif called upon "foreign friends to refrain from plotting against the masses."

Speaking at a peace rally organised by Dhaka Metropolitan South Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on Friday, he alleged that a conspiracy is being hatched in home and abroad over the imprisonment of two activists of human rights organisation Odhikar.

"A case was filed against the Odhikar's propaganda that 61 people had died in the [2013] Hefajat rally.

Adilur Rahman and Nasiruddin Elan were sentenced to two years in prison in the case.

But why is Mirza Fakhrul sad about the verdict? Because these anti-liberation people want to topple the government in unity," he sai...