DHAKA: The verdict of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against Khaleda Zia drew huge attention to many well known international media.
On Thursday (Feb 8), A special court in Dhaka sentenced five years imprisonment to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and 10 years imprisonment to other accused including Khaleda’s son Tarique Rahman in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.
Several international news agencies including BBC, Reuters, AFP, Al Jazeera have published the news with importance.
Some of the headlines from foreign media organizations are as follows:
BBC published the news with a headline “'Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia jailed amid clashes”.
The Guardian published the verdict news under the heading 'Violent protests as opposition leader is jailed in Bangladesh'.
Reuters said 'Bangladesh's ex-PM jailed for graft; plans to appeal'.
One of The New York Times stories was published under the headline 'Bangladesh Is on High Alert Before Verdict Against Ex-PM Zia'.
The Agence France-Presse (AFP) ran a story under the headline 'Clashes as Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Zia'.
Al Jazeera published a story saying 'Khaleda Zia jailed for five years in corruption case'.
The Daily Telegraph of Britain wrote 'Ex-Bangladeshi PM gets five years jail'.
Pakistan’s Dawn wrote 'Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia given 5 years in jail for embezzlement'.
BDST: 1560 HRS, FEB 9, 2018