Zia faces new violence charges


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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