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Bangladesh: Arrest of Journalist Investigating Corruption

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A protester holds a placard reading "Free Rozina Islam " during a demonstration at the National Press Club in Dhaka on May 19, 2021.  © 2021 Md Manik/SOPA Images/Sipa USA (New York) – Bangladesh authorities should drop all oppressive charges against the renowned Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, Human Rights Watch said today. Islam’s colleagues believe she was detained over her reporting on corruption and mismanagement in the public health sector, including the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Islam is accused under sections 3 and 5 of the Official…

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