Violent protests as opposition leader is jailed in Bangladesh

Violent protests as opposition leader is jailed in Bangladesh

Police clash with Khaleda Zia’s supporters outside court after judge convicts her of corruption

A judge in Bangladesh has convicted the opposition leader Khaleda Zia of corruption and sentenced her to five years in jail as police clashed with thousands of her supporters outside the court.

The court found the former prime minister guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, a charge she had consistently dismissed as politically motivated.

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