Bangladesh: Teenage girl jailed over Facebook post freed

Dipti Rani Das, a teenager from the Hindu minority community in Bangladesh, was arrested by the police for a Facebook post on 28 October 2020 and taken to a correction facility where she was held for sixteen months. Booked under the country’s draconian Digital Security Act on vague charges of “hurting religious sentiment” and “advancing to deteriorate law and order”, she faced up to seven years in jail. Dipti Rani Das was granted bail on 17 February 2022 and released from detention on 15 March 2022.

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