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Bangladesh: Further information on UA 285/07 fear for safety/torture/prisoner of conscience Jahangir Alam Akash (m)

, Index number: ASA 13/003/2008

Jahangir Alam Akash, a journalist and human rights activist, was released on bail in November 2007 after over a month in detention. He has publicly stated that he has been tortured in detention by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) agents. The authorities have issued a new warrant for his arrest. If he is arrested, he is at great risk of being tortured again.

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