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Bangladesh Opposition Leader sentenced to five year jail term for corruption


A Dhaka Court on Thursday sentenced 72 year old Khaleda Zia to five year jail term on being found guilty of corruption. The verdict was read out in a court in Dhaka. The sentence deters her from contesting parliamentary elections this year.

Zia has denied charges of misusing international funds donated to a charitable children's trust. She maintained that the charges were politically motivated. 



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