Former Bangaladesh PM, Khaleda Zia ordered 7 years in jail

Former Bangaladesh PM, Khaleda Zia ordered 7 years in jail

Former Bangaladesh PM, Khaleda Zia ordered 7 years in jail

Written by Lethonkie Fernando

29 Oct, 2018 | 1:14 pm

A Bangladesh court sentenced former Prime Minister and opposition leader, Khaleda Zia to another seven years in prison on corruption charges. However, her supporters accuse that the charges leveled against her were politically motivated.

Zia is already serving a five-year term behind bars after being charged over embezzlement.

In her latest trial, Judge Mohammad Akhtaruzzman found the 73-year-old guilty of abuse of power and misusing 31.5 million taka ($375,000) destined for a charitable fund.an

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