Bangladesh: Blogger arbitrarily detained despite bail: Selim Khan

Selim Khan is an atheist blogger from Bangladesh. He was part of a private Facebook group for like-minded atheists where he expressed his views privately. Another member photographed his comment and shared it publicly, causing public agitation. A ruling party member then filed a case against him “under the newly enacted Cyber Security Act and the Penal Code”. Selim was arrested on 4 November 2023 and was refused bail repeatedly even though these were bailable offences. He was finally granted bail on 13 March 2024 but he remains in jail due to procedural delays. Selim must be released immediately and unconditionally.

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