Investigative woman journalist arrested in Bangladesh: Amore

Dhaka, May 18

Here, a senior Bangladeshi woman journalist known for her investigative journalism was arrested by the police for violating the colonial era privacy law against which human rights activists and her colleagues protested. Senior journalist Rosina Islam of the Bangladesh daily Prothom Elo was detained by health ministry officials for about five hours. He is accused of taking photographs of a document without permission. He was later arrested by the police. The ministry registered a case against him under the Secrets Act 1923 at around midnight. -PTI

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