Bangladesh’s authorities are trying to block the process of releasing the human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan, today, October 9, 2013.
A Division Bench of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh granted six months interim bail to Adilur Rahman Khan yesterday, 8 October 2013. Nearly after two months since the detention started on August 10 the High Court has granted bail following rejection of the bail petitions by the Magistrate’s Court once and Cyber Crimes Tribunal twice respectively. The Court passed this order after hearing Adilur’s petition, moved by Supreme Court Bar’s president Barrister AJ Mohammad Ali, in a Division Bench of the High Court. The Court ordered immediate release of Adilur, as there is no other case against him, asking the order should be served to the prison authorities by special messenger. It also directed the government and the police to explain why Adilur would not be granted regular bail.
AHRC-STM-180-2013 (full text in English, PDF)