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Journalist Rozina Islam taken to Kashimpur prison

  • Published at 08:18 pm May 18th, 2021
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A police prison van taking journalist Rozina Islam to Kashimpur prison in Gazipur on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

She will remain detained there until the next hearing of her bail petition on Thursday

Rozina Islam, a senior reporter of daily Prothom Alo, has been taken to Kashimpur Women's Central Jail in Gazipur from Dhaka.

Accompanied by a car of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), a prison van carrying Ms Islam reached the prison on Tuesday afternoon, according to Jailer Hosne Ara Bithi.

Ms Islam will remain in detention there until the next hearing of her bail petition on Thursday.


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The imprisoned journalist’s husband Monirul Islam and some family members were seen before the prison at the time of her arrival.

Stating that Ms Islam was physically unwell, Monirul Islam said the authorities concerned should see to her treatment.


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Health Ministry officials handed Rozina Islam over to the police on Monday after confining her at the office of Saiful Islam Bhuiyan, personal secretary to Health Services Division Secretary Lokman Hossain Miah.

She was later sued under the Official Secrets Act and the Penal Code for “theft and photographing” of official documents.

On Tuesday, a Dhaka court turned down an appeal by the police to quiz Rozina Islam in custody for five days.

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