Bangladesh arrests former PM on corruption charges Michael Sung at 8:34 AM ET
[JURIST] Bangladeshi authorities arrested former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed [Wikipedia profile] following a raid on her home Monday, accusing Hasina of extorting approximately $1.16 million from two businessmen. Hasina is also accused of involvement in the political assassination [JURIST report] of four rivals during her tenure in office from 1996 to 2001. Hasina has denied the allegations, and supporters protested her arrest in the capital city of Dhaka and in other regions across Bangladesh.
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