Khaleda Zia, former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, has been found guilty in an embezzlement case by a Dhaka court. The court has sentenced her to a 5-year jail term. Bangladesh was on high alert due to the verdict. The sentencing against ex-prime minister and main opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia that may disqualify her from contesting the next general election slated for December. A Dhaka court delivered its judgment in the trial in which Zia, 72, and five others, including her expatriate elder son Tarique Rahman, were accused of embezzling 21 million takas ($252,000) in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust.
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