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Bangladesh Opposition Leader Zia Ineligible to Contest Polls

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Bangladeshi opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is ineligible to contest Dec. 30 national elections because she has been sentenced to prison terms in two corruption cases, authorities said Sunday. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said anyone convicted and sentenced to two years or more in jail is not eligible, as per a recent Supreme Court ruling. Zia, who has been in jail since last February, is serving a 10-year sentence on one corruption conviction. In October, she...

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