Bangladesh: Bangladesh high court accepts appeal by ex-PM in graft case
DHAKA: Bangladesh’s excessive court docket has accepted an enchantment by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia of her five-year jail sentence in a corruption case. A panel of two judges heard arguments from either side in a packed courtroom Thursday and requested authorities to submit case information to it inside 15 days.
The court docket stayed a choice to positive Zia $250,000 within the verdict and set subsequent Sunday to listen to her petition for bail.
Zia, presently the nation’s opposition chief, was convicted on Feb. eight of misusing energy in embezzling about $250,000 in donations meant for an orphanage belief established when she first grew to become prime minister in 1991. Protection attorneys say the decision was politically motivated.
Her conviction signifies that Zia might be barred from operating in December elections.