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International media eyes SQ Chy’s verdict

  • Published at 10:10 am October 1st, 2013

As the International Crimes Tribunal 1  delivered its verdict on controversial BNP leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, the world had its eyes on the trial in Dhaka.

Various well known international media and news agencies covered the news of the verdict that awarded the death penalty to Salahuddin Quader.

Pakistan daily, The Dawn, covered the story on its website, titled “Bangladesh sentences seventh opposition lawmaker to death.”

In the report it said: “Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunal sentenced a senior opposition leader and lawmaker to death on Tuesday in the seventh such verdict by the body set up to probe abuses during the country's bloody struggle for independence.”

Meanwhile, Reuters also covered the news with a similar headline.

BBC’s story was titled “Bangladesh MP Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury to hang for war crimes.”

“Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, the first member of the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) to be tried by the court, was found guilty of nine out of 23 charges,” it reported.

The Associated Press reported: “A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh ruled Tuesday that a senior member of the main opposition party should be put to death for his involvement in the killing of hundreds of people during the county's independence fight against Pakistan in 1971.”