On Tuesday, the Dhaka police denied permission to noted writer and activist Arundhati Roy’s event, hours before the program which was scheduled to be held in Dhaka.
The elections in Bangladesh on December 30 are a key moment in the country’s history with critics accusing the Sheikh Hasina government of authoritarian tendencies
63-year-old Shahidul Alam was arrested on August 5, hours after he gave an interview to Al Jazeera in which he spoke about the demands of the student protesters in the country. The student protests saw tens of thousands of youth hit the streets demanding safer roads
Islam was jailed on the charges of making derogatory remarks about Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a Facebook post.
Lack of fixed wages and working hours for drivers are primary causes of bus accidents in Bangladesh
Anything less than the release of Alam and detained students is a rebuke to justice and liberty, decency and hope for a better future, said another statement by Arundhati Roy, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Eve Ensler and Vijay Prashad.