Bangladesh: Former PM Khaleda Zia gets Interim Bail

  • Former PM and opposition BNP Chief Khaleda Zia has got four-month interim bail. As per the officials of the court, the reason for granting the bail to the former PM is her age factor. The 72-year-old Zia was sentenced to five years jail in connection with the misappropriation of 250,000 US dollars which were meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust. The authorities have been asked to prepare arguments on the appeal of former PM against the conviction and imprisonment.