DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh’s ailing former prime minister Khaleda Zia was released from prison on Wednesday on humanitarian grounds, her party said.

Khaleda, 74, was jailed in 2018 following her conviction for graft. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had suspended her prison term for six months, her party general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said. [nL4N2BH3KB]

Her health has been deteriorating for months and she was moved to a hospital in April last year.

(Reporting by Ruma Paul; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Andrew Heavens)

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