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Two ex-Bangladesh ministers freed

Two former Bangladeshi government ministers being held on corruption charges were freed on bail Tuesday, just five weeks before planned elections, a prison official said. The former ministers of home affairs and health in Bangladesh’s last elected government had spent more than a year behind bars as part of a crackdown on graft by the country’s army-backed rulers. “They have been released this afternoon on bail after more than a year in the jail,” deputy prisons chief Shamsul Haider Siddiqui told AFP. Full Story

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