Bangladesh : fear of torture for detained human rights journalist Mr Mahmudur Rahman

Human rights defender and Acting Editor of the recently closed Amar Desh newspaper, Mr Mahmudur Rahman, has been placed on 12-day remand on charges of terrorism and sedition, after his arrest on 2 June 2010. Amar Desh is a major daily newspaper in Bangladesh which has been critical of the government, regularly reported on repression of the media, torture and extrajudicial killings, and last year published an article accusing the son of Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina of financial irregularities. Front Line fears for the physical integrity of Mahmudur Rahman while in detention.

Torture detained journalist-Urgent appeal-2010 (full text in English,PDF)


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