Khaleda Zia gets five-year jail term

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Dhaka : A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced former Prime Minister and the country’s main opposition leader, Khaleda Zia to five years in prison on corruption charges.

Amid heightened security across Bangladesh, the special judge’s court convicted the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson of embezzling $252,000 in foreign donation for the Zia Orphanage Trust, reports bdnews24.

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In the same case, Khaleda’s son Tarique Rahman and four others have been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

—IANS

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