Some 50 local photographers on Tuesday demanded unconditional release of internationally renowned photographer Shahidul Alam.
The demand was made from a protest rally held at the foot of Raju Memorial Sculpture of Dhaka University (DU) in the afternoon.
Speaking on the occasion, noted photographer Nasir Ali Mamun said Shahidul Alam has a great contribution to reaching out the Bangladeshi photography to the international arena. “From this protest rally, we’re demanding his unconditional release and we hope he will get bail soon,” he added.
Yusuf Tusher said if Shahidul Alam was not released unconditionally, the entire photography society of Bangladesh would be affected.
Shahidul Alam, 63, was detained by plainclothes police from his residence in the city’s Dhanmondi area on August 5 over his Facebook posts on the recent student protests. Since then, he has been in jail.