Bangladeshi authorities have granted temporary parole to the
younger son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.
Arafat Koko Rahman was released on Thursday for two months, and is
expected to travel abroad for medical treatment. He and his mother were
arrested last September on corruption charges.
Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's other son, Tareque Rahman, was also
detained on graft charges. He is expected to be given parole in a few days.
Ms. Zia, the head of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, refused a similar deal
to go abroad for medical treatment, calling it a political trap. But she has
asked that her jailed sons be released, accusing the interim government of
Zahurul Alam has the details.