[lbo-talk] Bangladeshi Journalist picked up by the Army

sharif islam sharif.islam at gmail.com
Fri May 11 07:18:46 PDT 2007

We are trying to spread the word and hoping for immediate release.


(London, May 11, 2007) � Bangladesh's military-backed care-taker government should immediately release Tasneem Khalil, an investigative journalist and part-time Human Rights Watch consultant, who was detained by security forces late last night, Human Rights Watch said today.

Khalil, 26, is a journalist for the Dhaka-based Daily Star newspaper who conducts research for Human Rights Watch. According to his wife, four men in plainclothes who identified themselves as from the, joint task force, came to the door after midnight on May 11 in Dhaka, demanding to take Khalil away. They said they were placing Khalil, under arrest, and taking him to the Sangsad Bhavan army camp, outside the parliament building in Dhaka.

-- Sharif Islam http://www.sharifislam.com Research Programmer University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Library Systems Office 217-244-4688

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