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Former Bangladesh PM sentenced to 7 more years for corruption
Former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia has been sentenced to seven additional years in prison after she was found guilty on Monday of embezzling USD $375,000 that was supposed to go to a charity fund. The petition to extend Zia's sentence wa (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 10 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The Supreme Court of Ireland formally ruled in a unanimous decision on Friday that the complete employment ban on asylum seekers was unconstitutional. UN Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid (More)
Bangladesh former PM sentenced to five years in prison
Bangladesh's Fifth Special Judge's Court of Dhaka found former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia guilty of corruption and sentenced her to five years in prison on Thursday. She was convicted [Independent report] of embezzling close to USD $250,000 in dona (More)
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The legal world is a busy place. Here are a few stories we didn't get to this week that we thought you might be interested in. A new law took effect in Iceland Monday, making it the first country to require equal pay for women. A court in Banglad (More)
Bangladesh ex-PM Zia granted bail in pending cases
A Bangladesh court on Wednesday granted bail to former prime minister Khaleda Zia in 10 pending cases, allowing her to go free. Zia, the head of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) , is facing charges including arson for anti-gove (More)
Bangladesh detains 1,600 in search for radical Islamist militants
Authorities in Bangladesh detained approximately 1,600 people between Thursday and Friday in efforts to find and detain radical Islamist militants. Police suspect only 37 of the detainees are more than petty criminals, none of whom are believed to b (More)
Bangladesh official denies political motivations for arrest of prominent magazine editor
Bangladesh's minister of law on Sunday told the press that the arrest of a well-known magazine editor, Shafik Rahman, was not politically motivated. Recently, Rahman was named the convener of the international affairs committee for the opposition Ba (More)
Former Bangladesh PM granted bail in bus attack case
Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia surrendered on Tuesday to a court after an arrest warrant was issued against her in connection with the firebombing bus attack last year staged in opposition of the government. She was granted bail on (More)
Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for former PM Khaleda Zia
A court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister Khaleda Zia in connection with the firebombing of a bus orchestrated against the government last year. In addition to Zia, the court issued warrants for 27 others who are in (More)
India high court voices law and order concerns over student sedition case
India's high court on Thursday expressed concern over law and order following widespread protests over the arrest of a student leader for sedition. Kanhaiya Kumar, the head of the student union at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, was arrested [Gu (More)
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