Bangladesh opposition leader Zia granted bail in graft cases

April 5, 2015 6:56 AM

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Bangladesh opposition leader Zia granted bail in graft cases

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh’s former premier and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia was granted bail in two graft cases on Sunday after she appeared before a special court, a potential sign of easing tension in the politically unstable South Asian country.

Zia appeared amid tight security before a special anti-graft court in the capital, Dhaka, to request bail more than a month after warrants for her arrest were issued, her lawyers said.

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