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FILE- In this Dec. 28, 2017, file photo, Bangladesh's former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia, center, leaves after a court appearance in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh's government said Tuesday, March 24, 2020, it will release Zia, 74 years old, for six months on condition that she stays at home and does not leave the country. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)

Bangladesh releases jailed ex-PM Zia for six months

Mar. 25, 2020 6:30 AM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's government on Wednesday released imprisoned opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for six months on condition that she stays at home and does not attempt to leave the country. Zia had spent more than two years in the prison cell of the Bangabandhu...

FILE- In this Dec. 28, 2017, file photo, Bangladesh's former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia, center, leaves after a court appearance in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh's government said Tuesday, March 24, 2020, it will release Zia, 74 years old, for six months on condition that she stays at home and does not leave the country. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)

Bangladesh says it will release jailed former prime minister

Mar. 24, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's government will release imprisoned former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for six months on the condition that she stays at home and does not leave the country, the law minister said Tuesday. Anisul Huq said Zia, 74, is being released on humanitarian grounds considering...