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Bangladesh Ex-PM Appeals 5-Year Jail Sentence in Graft Case

Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia appealed a five-year prison sentence in a corruption case on Tuesday, with her lawyers arguing that the verdict was politically motivated and influenced by the government. Her conviction means that Zia, the opposition leader and archrival of the current prime minister, could be barred from running in December national elections.   Zia was convicted on Feb. 8 of misusing power in embezzling some $250,000 in donations meant for an...

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