Bangladesh: Man faces 7 years in prison for Facebook post: Emdadul Haque Milon

Index Number: ASA 13/1945/2020

Emdadul Haque Milon was arrested for a Facebook post expressing his concern about the decision to extend a State invitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Bangladesh. Accused under the draconian Digital Security Act, he could face up to 7 years’ imprisonment on vague charges of “deteriorating law and order”. Detained solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression, Emdadul Haque Milon is a prisoner of conscience and must be immediately and unconditionally released.

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