Former Bangladesh government ministers detained since 2007 released on bail Andrew Gilmore at 10:29 AM ET
[JURIST] Two former Bangladeshi cabinet members, including a former interior minister, were released on bail Tuesday, after being arrested in 2007 [JURIST report] for alleged involvement in a corruption scandal. The two, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Altaf Hossain Choudhury, were released after the Bangladesh Supreme Court [official website] refused to overturn a High Court order granting them bail. Hossain and Choudry were arrested last year as part of the Bangladesh government's anti-corruption campaign [JURIST news archive]. Both have ties to the former Bangladeshi prime minister Bengum Khaleda Zia [UN profile]. From Bangladesh, The Daily Star has more. BDNews24.com has additional coverage.
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