Bangladesh jails 50 over attack on PM's convoy
In 2002, a motorcade accompanying Sheikh Hasina, who was then the opposition leader for Awami League, was attacked with rocks, batons and machetes, prosecutors said.
"Three men including the ex-MP were given 10 years in jail and the rest got various jail terms from four and a half years," prosecutor Shaheen Mirdha told AFP, after the sentences were delivered by a district court in the southern city of Satkhira.
Twelve of the convicts are currently on the run.
The prosecutor said the attack was one of many assassination attempts on Hasina, who was unhurt.
Several of her Awami League followers and journalists were injured.
The opposition BNP made no immediate comment.
The BNP has accused the government of detaining tens of thousands of its activists using trumped-up charges in the 12 years that Hasina has been in power.
Tarique Rahman, Zia's son who lives in London, was sentenced in 2018 to life imprisonment for his role in a grenade attack on a Hasina rally in 2004. Nineteen people were sentenced to death in the case.