Odhikar secretary Adilur granted bail

Odhikar secretary Adilur granted bail

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The High Court on Tuesday granted bail for six months to Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary of Rights Organisation Odhikar, in a case filed against him under the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Act.   A High Court bench comprising justice Borhanuddin and justice KM Quamrul Quader passed the order following a petition filed by his lawyers-AJ Mohammad Ali, former Attorney General and Barrister Sarah Hossain.   On September 4, the charge was framed against the rights activist for publishing ‘fake, distorted and defamatory’ information under section 57 (1) (2) of the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Act.   Odhikar on June 10 published a report, titled ‘Assembly of Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh and Human Rights Violations’, claiming that it had collected the names of 61 people killed during the ‘evacuation’ by law enforcers at Shapla Chattar in the city’s Motijheel.   On the day, the Information Ministry had written to Odhikar seeking the names and details of the 61 ‘deceased’ persons as claimed in the report, but Odhikar declined to comply.   On August 10, plainclothes police arrested Adilur Rahman Khan from near his Gulshan residence. A Dhaka court rejected a bail petition of Adilur on September 25. – UNB

 

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