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Bangladesh Ex- PM Zia sentenced to 7 years in jail - Etv

Mon, Oct 29, 2018, 07:17 PM
In yet shocking incident, the former Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to seven years in prison on corruption charges. She is already behind bars after being handed a five-year term in February on separate embezzlement charges. The latest sentence is related to the Zia Charitable Trust. According to the case, Zia and three others abused their power and raised funds for the trust from unknown sources. The former premier on September 27 filed a revision petition with the High Court (HC) challenging the court's earlier order.
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