In this write-up, Sheikh Hasina talks about her thoughts during her detention from July 16, 2007 to June 11, 2008. Sub Jail 10 June 2008 In front of my prison house is a green field. The whole Sangsbad Bhaban area is full of trees that make everything look green. And there are so many shades of green on display! Also fronting the house is an evergreen tree which bears red oleander flowers.

I stepped into Dhaka Central Jail on 25th of Baisakh, 1417. I reached the main gate of the jail after taking the road from Chankharpool. During the 1970 elections, I often used to visit this part of town, going from house to house, campaigning on father’s behalf. In 1954 our family had moved to Dhaka and from that year onwards we used to take this route regularly. I would come to visit father