Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission has appealed a high
court ruling to release former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia on bail.
Ms. Zia has been detained for a year on graft charges.
Tuesday, a high court
granted the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader parole so she can
seek medical treatment.
The country's Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday asked the Supreme
Court to reverse the high court's decision.
The Supreme Court will likely hear
the appeal next week, and today, Ms. Zia's lawyers said they were confident of
The former prime minister was arrested in September of 2007 as part of an
anti-corruption campaign by the military-backed emergency government.
Meanwhile, jail authorities are saying that
BNP Chairperson is expected to be released
on Thursday. All necessary papers for her release have reached the jail
Amir Khasru has more on the story.