Bangladeshi police have clashed with thousands of protesters, as opposition leader Khaleda Zia was jailed for five years for corruption.
Ms. Zia, a former prime minister, denies misusing international funds donated to a charitable children’s trust.
The jail sentence may mean the 72-year-old is barred from parliamentary polls due later this year.
The case is one of dozens pending against Ms. Zia, a long-time rival of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
She has described the charges against her as politically motivated.
The verdict was read out in a court in Dhaka after police used tear gas to disperse thousands of her supporters.