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Bangladesh: Further information: Activist released on bail after months in detention: Shahidul Alam

, Index number: ASA 13/9455/2018

Shahidul Alam, photographer and outspoken social activist, has been freed on permanent bail after spending more than 100 days behind bars for comments he made in an interview with Al-Jazeera in August 2018. In detention, he was ill-treated and subjected to prolonged detention merely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression.