Bangladesh Supreme Court stays bail grant for ex-PM Hasina on corruption charges Katerina Ossenova at 9:01 AM ET
[JURIST] The Bangladesh Supreme Court [official website] Monday ordered a stay of the bail granted to former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed [party profile], who has been charged by Bangladesh's anti-corruption commission [governing statute, PDF] with corruption, and most recently, bribery [JURIST reports]. A lower court had granted Hasina bail on November 4 while also staying the case proceedings; the appeals court affirmed the stay of proceedings Monday. In October, Hasina denied accusations [JURIST report] of corruption during questioning by officials that she allegedly extorted approximately $1.16 million from two businessmen. She also faces multiple counts of murder arising from the deaths of four protesters during political turmoil last year.
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