- Shahidul Alam, a well-known photographer, was arrested in Dhaka
- He made critical remarks against ruling government over student protests
- Mr Alam, 63, has claimed that he was tortured in police custody
Bangladesh is under international scanner for the arrest of award-winning photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam for critical remarks about the Awami League government over the recent student protests. Mr Alam, 63, arrested under law often called draconian, has claimed that he was tortured in police custody. His case will be heard by a court tomorrow. The court earlier ordered that he be given medical treatment and asked for a report.
The Paris based Reporters Without Borders has condemned Mr Alam’s arrest and recent attacks on 23 other journalists in Dhaka. Photojournalists across India too have voiced their protest. Photojournalist Raghu Rai has written an open letter to…