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Ex-Bangladesh Leader Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges. Zia received the verdict Thursday in a courtroom in the capital, Dhaka. She was convicted of embezzling up to $250,000 from a trust fund dedicated to an orphanage. Zia’s son, Tarique Rahman, and four other people convicted in the case were sentenced by the judge to 10 years in prison for their involvement. The conviction bars Zia, the head of the opposition Bangladesh...

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