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Bangladesh Charges Former Prime Minister's Son with Corruption


Officials in Bangladesh say the nation's Anti-Corruption Commission filed money-laundering charges on Tuesday against the younger son of former prime minister Khaleda Zia.

Arafat Rahman has been charged with funneling nearly $3 million in illicit funds to accounts in Singapore.

Police arrested him, along with Ms. Zia, in Dhaka in 2007. Arafat Koko Rahman has been in Thailand since July for medical treatment.

Ms. Zia's elder son, Tareque, also faces corruption charges. He is currently in Britain. Ms. Zia was released from jail last September.

The opposition leader has repeatedly denied the allegations against herself and her family, saying they are politically motivated.

Ms. Zia leads the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.

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