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Bangladesh Oppn Leader Khaleda Zia Jailed 5 Yrs for Corruption

Dhaka  February 8th  A court in Bangladesh sentenced opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in jail on Thursday after convicting the two-time former premier of  taking away  money meant for an orphanage.

Zia, leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was found guilty of stealing $252,000 from a trust created for an orphanage, a charge she had dismissed as politically motivated. Earlier, violent clashes broke out between security forces and pro-opposition protesters in the capital Dhaka.

Feb 08, 2018
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