28 Jan 2024

Muhammad Yunus: Nobel Peace Prize winner on bail in Bangladesh

Data Correspondent and Presenter

The Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus has won fans around the world for creating a system of lending money to poor people to start small businesses.

One of his supporters is Barack Obama and he won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.

But the 83-year-old was recently sentenced to six months in prison and has been accused of violating Bangladesh’s labour laws.

He’s currently on bail and today a court in Bangladesh set a date for his appeal. In a moment we speak to his daughter about his case.

But he has also been speaking outside court.