Posted: June 7, 2005
Arifur Rahman, Prothom Alo
Also on May 28, a senior reporter for the national daily Prothom Alo was beaten by police in the town of Narsingdi near Dhaka, local sources reported to CPJ. Arifur Rahman was trying to enter the town's BNP office to cover the day's activities when one police officer barred his way. When Rahman protested, the officer called over several other policemen who slapped and beat the reporter with batons. Rahman received medical care for back pain after the attack.