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Tag: Khaleda Zia

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Khaleda cannot contest elections: Bangladesh A-G

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s leader of opposition and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia will not be able to contest the upcoming general elections after she was sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison in two separate graft cases, Attorney-General Mahbubey Alam said on Tuesday. “Since she is now a convict, according to the existing law […]

Khaleda-Zia sentenced to jail
Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia sentenced to 7 years in jail in graft case

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s former prime minister Khaleda Zia was sentenced on Monday to another seven years in jail by a court here in a corruption case. Zia, 73, who is already serving a jail term since February after being convicted in another case related embezzlement of funds of an orphanage named after her husband president Ziaur […]

Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina sworn in as premier for third term

Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina was on Sunday sworn in for her second straight term as prime minister, a week after her Awami League secured a landslide win in the violence-hit general election boycotted by the opposition as a farce