Rozina Islam

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CPJ joins call for Bangladesh authorities to end crackdown against journalists and online critics

On World Press Freedom Day, Wednesday, May 3, the Committee to Protect Journalists joined five civil society organizations in a statement calling on the Bangladesh government to end the harassment of journalists and protect media freedom ahead of the national elections scheduled for January 2024. The statement calls on the Bangladesh government to immediately suspend…

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CPJ, rights groups call on Bangladesh to cease harassment of Rozina Islam in public letter

CPJ and other rights groups call on Bangladesh to cease harassment of journalist Rozina Islam in a public letter.

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‘Completely unclear’: Mushtaq Ahmed’s lawyer seeks answers on how the Bangladeshi writer died in jail

One year after renowned Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed died in jail, the circumstances of his death remain murky. While an investigative committee formed by the Home Ministry claimed he died of “natural causes,” his former lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua believes that Ahmed may have died of health issues that arose after alleged torture.  In May 2020, the Rapid Action Battalion,…

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Bangladesh authorities order banks to disclose information on 12 journalists’ accounts

Washington, D.C., September 28, 2021 — Bangladesh authorities must immediately drop their investigations into the bank accounts of 12 members of the press and commit to allowing the media to operate freely and independently, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On August 11, the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit, a government agency responsible for investigating…

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CPJ sends letter to Bangladesh authorities over harassment of journalist Rozina Islam

CPJ requests Bangladesh authorities drop legal proceedings against Prothom Alo journalist Rozina Islam.

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Bangladeshi authorities arrest journalist Rozina Islam under Official Secrets Act

New York, May 17, 2021—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Bangladeshi authorities to immediately release journalist Rozina Islam, withdraw the investigation into her, and to stop arresting journalists under the Official Secrets Act. Islam, a senior correspondent for the daily newspaper Prothom Alo, was arrested today after the Health Ministry filed a complaint…

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