Khaleda Zia jailed for five years in corruption case

A court in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has sentenced former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to five years in jail in a corruption case.

 

Zia, the chairperson of the country’s main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), along with five others, was accused of embezzlement of funds meant for an orphanage.

Ms Zia’s son Tarique Rahman was also given 10 years in jail.