Bangladeshi journalist arrested and charged over alleged document theft

Posted by on May 18, 2021 1:49 pm
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One of Bangladesh’s most prominent investigative journalists, known for her anti-corruption reporting and criticism of the government’s response to Covid-19, has been arrested and charged under the country’s Official Secrets Act.

Rozina Islam, 42, a senior investigative journalist at Bengali daily The Prothom Alo appeared before a Dhaka court on Tuesday morning charged with stealing official documents from the Health Ministry. The court turned down the police’s appeal that she be remanded in their custody to be interrogated.

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