Bangladeshi authorities have granted bail to the
detained elder son and political heir of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.
A lawyer for Tareque Rahman says a Bangladeshi court on Thursday ordered
his client freed on bail on all 13 graft charges against him. He said
authorities will likely release Rahman soon.
Police arrested Rahman last March during a massive anti-corruption sweep and
doctors say he has been injured while in government custody. Rahman is expected
to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Earlier this week, hundreds of student demonstrators clashed with police in the
capital, Dhaka, to protest Rahman's detention.
Police say the demonstration
turned deadly when protesters torched a vehicle, causing a gas cylinder to
explode and kill one person.