Nepal | January 16, 2019

Jailed Bangladeshi photo-journalist Shahidul Alam granted bail

THT Online

KATHMANDU: Over a hundred days later since he was detained by authorities, Bangladeshi photo-journalist Shahidul Alam has been granted bail by a Dhaka high-court.

Alam was arrested for his media interviews about student protests, apparently for ‘spreading false information’ against the government.

Alam’s niece, Sofia Karim had tweeted regarding his bail:

Likewise, South Asia Campaigner for Amnesty International, Saad Hammadi also welcomed the court’s decision to grant bail to the award-winning photojournalist.

Recently, pressure had been mounting on the Bangladeshi government after national and international journalists, activists had been ‘writing’ to the Bangla government to free Shahidul Alam.

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