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Protests in Bangladesh over ailing former PM
Bangladesh police fired tear gas and about 20 people were injured yesterday as thousands of opposition demonstrators demanded that the government allow ailing former prime minister Khaleda Zia to fly abroad for treatment. Ms Zia, 76, arch-rival of current prime minister Sheikh Hasina, was admitted to the critical care unit of a hospital in Dhaka early this month after her health worsened, one of her doctors said. She is currently barred by a court from travelling overseas after being convicted on corruption charges in 2018. “She is critically ill and now urgently needs treatment in developed countries,” doctor AZM Zahid Hossain said.