The Bangladesh government on Wednesday turned a notorious jail into a courtroom to try ailing opposition leader Khaleda Zia on corruption charges.
Khaleda Zia was imprisoned in February after being accused of embezzling money intended for an orphanage, an allegation she said was politically motivated.
Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia is set to be released from jail after a court on Monday granted her bail, her lawyer said.
Sanaullah Miah, Khaleda Zia's lawyer, told DPA that he had filed the appeal on her behalf, saying she was not involved in any corruption over the establishment of Zia Orphanage Trust.
Bangladesh prosecutors on Monday demanded the death sentence for the son of opposition leader Khaleda Zia for his alleged role in a deadly 2004 grenade attack in which current prime minister Sheikh Hasina was injured.
Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a final appeal from the leader of the top Islamist party against death sentence for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence.
A Bangladesh court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia over a fire-bomb attack on a bus that killed two people and injured dozens last year, a prosecutor said.