[JURIST] Bangladesh's High Court ruled Wednesday that former prime minister Khaleda Zia [Forbes profile; JURIST news archive] must stand trial on corruption charges. Zia and three other members of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) have been accused of embezzling funds [JURIST report] from a charitable trust named after Zia's deceased husband, former president Ziaur Rahman [NYT obituary]. The court rejected [AFP report] Zia's attempt to halt the trial, which was scheduled to begin Monday. Her lawyer now plans an...

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