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Bangladesh court convicts Khaleda Zia’s son

Tarique Rahman is considered his mother Khaleda Zia’s political heir

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A Bangladesh court on Thursday (21) convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions. Two high court judges overturned a 2013 acquittal by a lower court of 51-year-old Tarique Rahman, who lives in exile in London and now faces a ban from politics. Rahman, who was also fined 200 million taka (£1.9m), is the eldest son of opposition leader and two-time former prime minister Khaleda Zia, 70, and was considered her political heir apparent. “The high court said Tarique…

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