A Bangladesh court has sentenced opposition leader and Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to another seven years in prison on corruption charges.

The judge found her guilty of misuse of power as Prime Minister in collecting 375,000 dollars for the Zia Charitable Trust Fund from unknown sources in a court in Dhaka.

Zia was absent in court as she is currently hospitalised while serving a prison term of five years in a separate case.

It would be recalled she was sentenced to five years for embezzling funds for an orphanage.


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