On May 31, 2010, the Bangladesh High Court dismissed the last of 15 corruption cases which been brought against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina between 2001 and 2008. Hasina was reelected to the post of Prime Minister of Bangladesh in December 2008 a position she previously held from 1996 until 2001. Since her reelection, the numerous charges of corruption have either been redacted by accusers or quashed by the courts. Hasina also faced several other legal troubles since 2001, including her arrest for extortion and an indictment from the Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission for receiving illegal kickbacks during her prior tenure as prime minister.
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