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Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia found guilty in graft case

A Special Court in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on Thursday convicted former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia in a graft case involving an orphanage and handed her a five-year prison sentence. Zia’s conviction in an election year could destabilize Bangladesh, which has already seen her rival, Sheikh Hasina, rule for 10 years. Zia’s party, the Bangladesh […]