Khaleda Zia gets 7 years sentence in alleged graft case

Published by Kashmir News Trust on October 29, 2018, 12:31 pm

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to another seven years in prison on corruption charges that her supporters say are politically motivated.

A judge in the capital Dhaka found her guilty of graft charges linked to the misappropriation of 31.5 million taka ($375,000) set aside for a charity.

Zia has been in prison since February when she was sentenced to five years for embezzling funds for an orphanage.