The 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.
Officials 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.
Rahman has also resigned his post as senior joint secretary-general of his mother's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). His lawyers say he will not be politically active for at least a few years.
Ms. Zia's elder son was once referred to as one of the most powerful figures in Bangladesh.
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.
Matiur Rahman Chowdhury has the details.