DHAKA (AFP) - A high-profile cartoonist and a Sweden-based journalist were among seven men...

Cartoonist, journalist charged under Bangladesh Internet law, South Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

DHAKA (AFP) - A high-profile cartoonist and a Sweden-based journalist were among seven men charged on Sunday (Sept 12) under Bangladesh's Internet law that critics say is being used against opposition figures. A court in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka accepted formal charges laid out by police under the Digital Security Act against cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore and rights activist and journalist Tasneem Khalil, prosecutor Nazrul Islam Shamim said. The men were charged with publishing offensive and false information, defamation and intentionally publishing digital content that creates unrest or disorder. They face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. "The …

 

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