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Bangladesh arrests three journalists, raids news outlet

New York, January 17, 2014–Police in Bangladesh arrested three journalists on Thursday during a raid on the Dhaka offices of the newspaper Daily Inqilab, according to news reports.

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Bangladeshi editor jailed for seven years for critical writing

New York, January 10, 2014–A Dhaka court on Thursday sentenced an editor to seven years in prison in connection with his articles about the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh that allegedly showed the country in a critical light.

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