Political leaders across Asia face arrests, jail, often because of politics

February 25, 2015 11:00 AM

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NEW DELHI – On Wednesday, a court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant for Khaleda Zia, the opposition leader whose political feud with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dominated the country's politics for more than a decade.

It was the latest in a series of legal cases — some legitimate, some politically motivated — that have swept up powerful politicians across Asia in recent years. There's the former Thai prime minister living in exile and the jailed opposition leader in Malaysia. There's the former president of the M...

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