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Bangladesh - First arrests of bloggers after creation of anti-blasphemy committee

Reporters without borders
The Dhaka police Detective Branch last night arrested three bloggers – Subrata Adhikari Shuvo, Mashiur Rahman Biplob and Rasel Parvez – for alleged posting “inflammatory” comments online on sensitive religious issues. Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to release them at once and to stop persecuting news providers. The three bloggers are the first to be arrested since the creation of a government committee to combat online blasphemy on 13 March. “The desire to restore calm does (...)

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