In an article in German media company Deutsche Welle, Arafatul Islam has highlighted that
Protesters have taken to the streets of the Bangladeshi capital following the death of a writer in a high-security prison on February 25.
Mushtaq Ahmed was arrested 10 months ago under Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act (DSA), which allows security forces to carry out arrests without a warrant of anyone criticizing the government online.
Ahmed was arrested for comments he posted on Facebook criticizing the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in May. His bail petition was rejected six times. He was sitting in pretrial detention when he died.
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