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Bangladesh Opposition Leader Zia in Prison a Year

Expand Bangladesh's former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, center, leaves after a court appearance in Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 28, 2017. © 2017 AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File One year ago, Khaleda Zia, the leader of Bangladesh’s main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was sent to prison. Zia was convicted ahead of the December 2018 elections when the courts acted on longstanding cases against her. While Human Rights Watch takes no position on the underlying merits of the cases, Zia’s supporters point out that the corruption cases were filed by the same…

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