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Bangladesh: Letter to Bangladesh’s law minister: end reprisals against journalist Rozina Islam

Index Number: ASA 13/5720/2022

One year after Rozina Islam was accused of stealing confidential documents under the Official Secrets Act and Penal Code, the authorities have failed to present any evidence to substantiate the charges. She could face up to 14 years in prison or even death, if convicted. As the authorities have failed to provide concrete evidence pointing to a recognizable criminal offence in more than a year, Amnesty International urges Bangladesh’s government to ensure that Rozina Islam is not subjected to further harassment and that the charges against her are dropped unless she can be promptly charged with an internationally recognizable offence and tried without any more delay.

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