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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.

Student activists protest against the Digital Security Act and the arrests of Kishore and Mushtaq, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13 February 2021, Md. Mir Hossen Roney/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Bangladesh: Three journalists charged under Digital Security Act

Photographer Shafiqul Islam Kajol, cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, and writer Mushtaq Ahmed have been charged under the Digital Security Act, a law which has been regularly used by authorities to silence criticism.