Bangladesh court asks government why jailed photographer should not get bail

Journalists protest against the arrest of Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam and the recent attack on Indian photojournalist Pravin Indrekar, at the Press Club in Mumbai, India, August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/Files

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s High Court issued a notice to the government on Sunday asking it to justify why a prominent social activist should not be granted bail, in a case widely seen as a test for freedom of speech. Shahidul Alam, an award-winning photographer, was detained in August on suspicion of spreading “propaganda and […]

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