Former Bangladesh military dictator Ershad dies at 89

Former Bangladesh military dictator Ershad dies at 89

Former Bangladesh military dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad died Sunday aged 89, after weeks in a Dhaka hospital, officials said. General Ershad ruled Bangladesh for nearly a decade before being ousted from power in a pro-democracy upsurge in 1990 and was jailed for years on corruption charges. Armed forces spokesman Abdullah bin Zaid confirmed the death.

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