The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has blocked the bail for BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case until Sunday (18 March).
The former prime minister has been serving a 5 year prison sentence since February 8 when a Dhaka court convicted her of misusing international donations meant for an orphanage.
The High Court granted her a four-month interim bail on Monday (12 March).
The latest order by the Appellate Division means the state and the anticorruption watchdog will be able to open regular appeals seeking permission to challenge the High Court’s bail order.
March 14, 2018