The Bangladeshi High Court on Thursday lifted the five-year sentence imposed on the opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who was sentenced on Monday to a second corruption case for another seven years.
"We appealed to the Superior Court to increase his punishment, opposing his sentence to five years in prison, the court accepted our appeal and increased his punishment to ten years," the prosecution's lawyer told reporters at the exit of the courthouse. Khurshid Alam Khan.
The doubling of this sentence, which was imposed last February for the fraud of about $ 200,000 through the Zía Orphanage Fund, brings to 17 the total number of years that the 73-year-old policy would have to serve in prison. a hospital since the beginning of the month.