Bangladesh parliament passes draconian Digital Security Act

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Artists perform during a protest against the arrest of journalist Rozina Islam, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 20 May 2021, Syed Mahamudur Rahman/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Bangladeshi authorities arrest journalist Rozina Islam under Official Secrets Act

Media colleagues of investigative journalist Rozina Islam believe her arrest is related to her reporting about corruption and mismanagement in Bangladesh’s health sector.

Activists gather at several places in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to protest the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed under police custody, 26 February 2021, Nahid Hasan/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Bangladesh: Writer Mushtaq Ahmed dies after 9 months in custody

Mushtaq Ahmed was arrested in May 2020 for posting criticism of the government’s pandemic response on Facebook. His petitions for bail had been repeatedly denied.

A student activist holds a copy of Kishore's cartoons during demanding his release of and that of writer Mushtas Ahmed (now deceased), who had been detained under the Digital Security Act, Dhaka, Bangladesh 24 January 2021, Rehman Asad/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Bangladesh: ‘Release Ahmed Kabir Kishore before he dies in custody’

After the death of a detained writer, groups have been calling for the release of cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, whose health has recently deteriorated.