Bangladesh issues arrest warrants for opposition chief in graft cases

February 25, 2015 7:47 AM

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Bangladesh issues arrest warrants for opposition chief in graft cases

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladesh court issued arrest warrants on Wednesday for former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, action likely to escalate tension fuelling anti-government protests in which more than 100 people have been killed over the past month.

A special anti-corruption court issued the warrants after declining her lawyers' plea for more time in two graft cases.

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