• Thursday, May 19, 2022

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Bangladesh Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia Gets Two More Years In Jail

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has been in disarray ahead of the elections after Khaleda was jailed in February for stealing funds for an orphanage (Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

A Bangladesh court sentenced former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to seven years in prison for corruption on Monday (29), lawyers said, after she was jailed for five years in a separate case in February. Khaleda’s two terms will run concurrently, meaning she will spend an extra two years in jail, and appear to put paid to any chance of contesting general elections in December. But her lawyer said she would appeal against the conviction. The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has been in disarray ahead of the elections after Khaleda was jailed in February for stealing funds…

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