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Bangladesh court doubles former PM’s jail term to 10 years

10 October, 2018 1:58 pm 1:58 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court on Tuesday doubled to 10 years a jail term for former prime minister Khaleda Zia for graft, ruling out her chances of contesting a general election in December, lawyers said. Khaleda’s opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has been in disarray after she was jailed in February, following a verdict … Read More

Bangladesh ex-PM to serve extra two years in prison after second conviction

10 October, 2018 3:22 pm 3:22 pm

DHAKA (Reuters) – A Bangladesh court sentenced former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to seven years in prison for corruption on Monday, lawyers said, after she was jailed for five years in a separate case in February. The terms will run concurrently, meaning she will spend an extra two years in jail. The … Read More