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Bangladesh: Repeal the digital security act and end crackdown on freedom of expression online

Index Number: ASA 13/4514/2021

I write this letter to bring to your attention the latest findings in a briefing by Amnesty International, which has documented violations of the right to freedom of expression online committed by the Bangladeshi authorities under the Digital Security Act. The 21-page briefing – “NO SPACE FOR DISSENT” – documents emblematic cases of 10 individuals who have been charged or otherwise implicated under the DSA simply for putting out statements of dissent, including the Bangladeshi government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and satirizing public officials and other powerful people for their actions.

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