Bangladesh court bails jailed photographer who was critical of government

FILE PHOTO: Journalists, activists and students of Pathshala South Asian Media Academy protest against the arrest of Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

DHAKA (Reuters) – A court in Bangladesh granted bail on Thursday to photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam, his lawyer said, in a case widely seen as a test for freedom of speech ahead of a general election next month. Alam, who has not been charged, was arrested in August on suspicion of spreading “propaganda […]

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