Bangladesh government to decide on waiving former PM Zia’s sentences, relaxing bail conditions

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Dhaka: Bangladesh will decide on relaxing the bail conditions and waiving the 17-year sentence of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia due to her failing health after discussion with the Law Ministry, media reports quoted the country’s Home Minister as saying.

The government in March 2020 released the 74-year-old leader for six months on the condition that she would stay at home amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country, receive treatment and not travel abroad. Her release was later extended by another six months last September.

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