June 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced eight people to death and six others to life in prison for their roles in a bombing that took place at a New Year's celebration concert 13 years ago. Leader of banned Islamic group Harkatul Jihad al-Islami (HuJI), Mufti Abdul Hannan, and a younger brother of ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Bangladesh's High Court ruled Wednesday that former prime minister Khaleda Zia must stand trial on corruption charges. Zia and three other members of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have been accused of embezzling funds from a charitable trust named after Zia's deceased husband, ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia and other members of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) were indicted Wednesday on two corruption charges. Zia and three the other BNP officials have been accused of embezzling funds from a charitable trust named after Zia's deceased ...[read more]
August 8, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 8, 2011, the current Bangladeshi government charged former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia with corruption over alleged inappropriate donations. While she was prime minister, Zia allegedly forced people to make donations to a specific charity named after her late husband. Related ...[read more]
August 8, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia and her son, Tarique Rahman, were charged with corruption Monday over alleged inappropriate donations. The Bangladesh Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) brought the charges in connection with USD $1.05 million in donations to a charity named after her ...[read more]
July 6, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The Bangladesh Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday charged the eldest son of former prime minister Khaleda Zia with corruption for allegedly laundering three million dollars through bank accounts in Singapore. Police officials stated that the ACC filed suit against Tarique Rahman and his ...[read more]
September 7, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia and her son, Tarique Rahman, will face court proceedings on corruption charges starting in October, officials from the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court said Monday. Zia, the head of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, her son, and ...[read more]
May 10, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
Former Bangladeshi foreign minister Morshed Khan began serving as a 13-year sentence on Sunday, after surrendering to a Dhaka court. Khan, who served from 2001 to 2006 under former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia was convicted last September of illegally amassing nearly $250,000 by the country... ...[read more]
November 12, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Two former Bangladeshi cabinet members, including a former interior minister, were released on bail Tuesday, after being arrested in 2007 for alleged involvement in a corruption scandal. The two, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Altaf Hossain Choudhury, were released after the Bangladesh Supreme ...[read more]
November 10, 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski
A Bangladeshi court on Monday ordered three members of the cabinet of former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia to jail on corruption charges. Matiur Rahman Nizami, Ali Ahsan Mohammad, and Saifur Rahman, who served as industry, social welfare and finance ministers respectively, allegedly ignored ...[read more]

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