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 her release. 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 authorities.
Amir Khasru has more on the story.