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Bangladesh: Teenage girl detained for Facebook post: Dipti Rani Das

Index Number: ASA 13/5039/2021

Dipti Rani Das, a 17-year-old girl from the Hindu minority community in Bangladesh, was arrested by the police for a Facebook post and has been held at a correction facility for more than a year, since 28 October 2020. Booked under the country’s draconian Digital Security Act on vague charges of “hurting religious sentiment” and “advancing to deteriorate law and order”, she could face up to seven years in jail. She should be released immediately.

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