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Bangladeshi Journalist Rozina Islam, Who Reported on Corruption, Granted Bail After Arrest

HeadlineMay 24, 2021

In Bangladesh, prominent investigative journalist Rozina Islam, who reported on corruption in the government’s response to the pandemic, has been granted bail after her arrest last week prompted international outrage. Islam was detained under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which carries a possible death penalty. Press freedom groups are calling for charges to be dropped immediately.

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