Zia faces new violence charges Khaleda Zia
Eastern Eye Staff
FORMER Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia was named in a Dhaka court last weekend as the “instigator of violence” in two fresh charg es that relate to violence during last year’s antigovernment protests . Zia and 50 other leaders and activists of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP) were charged in the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court last sunday (29). More than 100 people were killed in arson attacks on buses in the capital during a three month nationwide blockade called by an alliance led by the BNP. With the fresh allegations, the 60 year old Zia faces a total of…
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