Khalida Zia ordered in court on sedition charge

DHAKA - Bangladesh opposition chief Khaleda Zia was ordered Monday to appear in court to answer a sedition charge, in another blow to the beleaguered former premier which will likely anger her supporters. The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court accepted a case filed against the 70-year-old for questioning the official number of deaths during 1971 war. Zia was ordered to appear in the court on March 3 over a speech delivered in December in which she said there were "controversies" over the numbers killed.

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