Thursday, 17 October 2019

Tag Archives: Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh University student leads violence

DHAKA: The student-wings of Bangladesh’s largest political parties, the Awami League and the Bangladesh National Party (BNP), clashed in Jagannath University, a public university in Dhaka. Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student-wing of the BNP launched a rally that demanded the release of jailed BNP leader Khaleda Zia. In this ...

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Jailed Bangladesh opposition leader shifted to hospital

DHAKA-AA: After months of opposition outcry, three-time prime minister of Bangladesh and imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia was shifted to hospital. Zia was referred to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University upon the suggestion of jail authority, Anadolu Agency reported. According to ABM Mahbubul Alam, the director of the university hospital, ...

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Hasina heading for landslide win after deadly Bangladesh elections

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appeared headed for a landslide win in a general election Sunday marred by opposition claims of rigged voting as 14 people were killed in clashes between rival supporters. Early results showed Hasina racing into a clear lead, winning each of the first 29 seats ...

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Bangladesh opposition goes underground as election threats grow

DHAKA: Subrata Chowdhury, an opposition candidate in the looming Bangladesh election, is too scared to leave his party office as campaign deaths and threats mount. The Dhaka lawyer should be out on the streets handing out leaflets on meet-and-greets. But he says it is too dangerous while his party insists ...

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Bangladesh court doubles jail term for Khaleda Zia

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Tuesday doubled a jail term for imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia from five to 10 years for what her supporters say are trumped-up corruption charges. The decision came a day after Zia, arch-rival of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was handed a separate seven-year term for other ...

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Jailed Bangladesh ex-PM ‘can’t use left hand’

DHAKA: Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia, transferred to hospital last weekend from the 19th-century jail where she is the only prisoner, can no longer use her left hand, her doctor told AFP. Zia, 73, was jailed in February for corruption and has been on trial in a special room in ...

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Infamous Dhaka jail used for trial of Khaleda Zia

AFP DHAKA: The Bangladesh government on Wednesday turned a notorious jail into a courtroom to try ailing opposition leader Khaleda Zia on corruption charges. The 73-year-old former prime minister, already serving a five-year term in Dhaka Central Jail, was brought into the temporary courtroom in a wheelchair insisting she would ...

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British lawyer for Khaleda Zia refused entry to India

NEW DELHI: A British lawyer assisting Bangladesh’s opposition leader Khaleda Zia in her fight against corruption charges has been refused entry to India where he was scheduled to give a press conference about the case. India’s foreign ministry said Lord Alexander Carlile, a former MP and international lawyer, was denied ...

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Violent protests in Bangladesh after Khaleda Zia verdict

DHAKA: Violent protests have taken place across Bangladesh after former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years in jail. She was found guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, a charge she had consistently dismissed as politically motivated. The Bangladesh Police have detained at ...

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