• Bangladesh opposition leader gets bail after surrender


    DHAKA: A court in Bangladesh granted bail to opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Tuesday after issuing a warrant for her arrest over a deadly fire-bomb attack on a bus, her lawyer said. The 70-year-old was given bail when she surrendered to the court, where an estimated 5,000 supporters of her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) gathered, shouting anti-government slogans. The party had threatened to stage protests across the politically volatile country if she was arrested on the charges, which date back to a nationwide anti-government campaign of arson in January 2015. “She surrendered to the court this morning and was granted bail in the arson case. She also got bail in four other cases,” her lawyer Masud Ahmed Talukder told AFP, referring to long-standing corruption and other cases.


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