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The Intimidation and harassment to the Journalist continues in Bangladesh. Many Journalists are behind the bar for years, some of them are without charges. This time senior journalist and Editor of Popular Daily English Paper Daily Star is the target.
A Narayanganj court yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest of The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam in a defamation case. Narayanganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Saiduzzaman Sharif passed the order after taking the case into cognisance yesterday afternoon.
Mohsin Mia, joint secretary of Narayanganj District Lawyers Association, filed the Tk10 crore defamation case against Mahfuz Anam for carrying “confusing” and “defamatory” reports in his daily about Awami League President Sheikh Hasina during the 2007-08 military-backed caretaker regime.
According to the case statement, the “fake stories” published by Mahfuz Anam on Sheikh Hasina in his daily during the 2008 caretaker government’s regime defamed the prime minister that led her to the jail.
Meanwhile, thirteen more cases were filed against The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam yesterday for publishing “confusing” and “defamatory” reports in his daily about Awami League President Sheikh Hasina during the 2007-08 military-backed caretaker regime, reports UNB. Of the cases, 11 were filed on defamation while the rest two on sedition charges.
In Satkhira, assistant public prosecutor (APP) Advocate Sahedur Rahman filed a case with the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Mahidul Haque. The court summoned Mahfuz Anam to appear before it.
Earlier, 27 more cases were filed against The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam in different parts of the country.
Alas! Mahfuz Anam is an ardent supporter of the current regime in Bangladesh. He was giving the coverage to regime even in their difficult time. Now they turn to him. Previously, I have condemned when government harassed David Bergman, Mahmudur Rahman of Amar Desh, Abdus Salam of Ekattor TV etc. I still condemning.
Bangladesh Journalists lost their courage to speak truth long ago. What happening this time with Mahfuz Anam will re-emphasis the message-never speak against Hasina. If you do? you are the next Mahmudur Rahman or Mahfuz Anam!
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