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Bangladeshi Authorities Arrest Photographer Shahidul Alam for Covering Protests

HeadlineAug 08, 2018

In Bangladesh, massive student protests demanding improved road safety continue in the capital Dhaka. Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile internet nationwide in an effort to suppress the growing protests. Authorities have also attacked and arrested journalists covering the demonstrations, including the acclaimed Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam, who was arrested at his home by 20 police officers only hours after doing a Skype interview with Al Jazeera about the protests. The 63-year-old photographer was reportedly beaten in custody so badly he was unable to walk by himself when he appeared in court the following day.

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