Bangladesh: Prisoner of conscience faces prolonged detention: Shahidul Alam

Index Number: ASA 13/9065/2018

Shahidul Alam, a prisoner of conscience and possible victim of torture, has been denied bail and is being subjected to prolonged detention for peacefully exercising his right to free speech after a case was filed against him under section 57 of the draconian Information and Communication Technology Act of Bangladesh. If tried and convicted, he faces up to 14 years in prison.

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