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Khaleda Zia's bail plea in corruption case rejected
Khaleda Zia's bail plea in corruption case rejected

Dhaka, Dec 12 (TIWN) A Bangladesh court on Thursday rejected former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail petition in a corruption case.

A six-member bench of the Appellate Division of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud rejected 74-year-old Zia's appeal against a High Court order that turned down her bail plea in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case, Bdnews24 reported.   The court also ordered the authorities to swiftly take measures to ensure that Zia gets 'advanced treatment' in line with the recommendations of her medical board at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, it said.  Zia, a three-time former prime minister, is lodged in a 200-year-old prison in Dhaka since February last year, serving a total of 17 years jail term in two graft cases. Her health has massively deteriorated over the months.

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