elder son of former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has left the country
for medical treatment, after
being released on bail last week pending his corruption trial.
say Tareque Rahman has traveled to London for treatment of a broken spine. His
departure came hours
after meeting with his mother, after her release from prison on bail Thursday.
Ms. Zia had been detained
for a year on graft charges.
has also resigned his post as senior joint secretary-general of his mother's Bangladesh
(BNP). His lawyers say he will not be politically active for at least a
Zia's elder son was once referred to as one of the most powerful figures in
arrested Rahman last March during a massive anti-corruption sweep and doctors
say he has been injured
while in government custody. He had been detained on 13 corruption charges.
Rahman Chowdhury has the details.