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10 sedition cases filed against Priya Saha

A press release issued by the Foreign Ministry on Saturday strongly condemned Priya's actions

Update : 21 Jul 2019, 11:32 AM

Ten sedition cases have been filed against Priya Saha, an organizing secretary of the Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad afterher video clip that went viral on social media.  

The video showed Priya, one of the organizing secretaries of the Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad, pleading with US President Trump, to save 18 million people of minority groups in Bangladesh from persecution.

She said 37 million Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians, have disappeared from the country, persecuted at the hands of fundamentalist Muslims groups, who enjoyed political support.

In Dhaka, Advocate Md Ibrahim Khalil, executive committee member of the Dhaka Bar Association, filed a complainant suit with Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sufiyan Md Noman. Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman, Supreme Court lawyer and International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) prosecutor, also filed a sedition case against Priya Saha with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Ziaur Rahman yesterday morning.

In Sylhet, Sylhet Jubo League Leader Rimad Ahmed Rubel filed a sedition case against Priya Saha, accusing her of giving false information about Bangladesh to US President Donald Trump. Rubel filed the sedition case with Sylhet Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mostayen Billah’s court on Sunday morning.

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Metropolitan Chhatra League leader, Advocate Sarwar Ahmed, has filed yet another sedition case against Saha as well.

In Natore, journalist Nasimuddin Nasim also filed a sedition case against Priya Saha with the Natore Sadar Cognizance Court of Magistrate Mamunur Rashid.

Former metropolitan Chhatra League Vice-President of Jessore, Golam Mostofa Kamal too, filed a sedition case against Priya Saha. And in Jhalkhathi, the Joint Convener of the city Jubo League, Md Chabir Hossain, filed a complainant case against Saha. 

In Khulna, the organizing secretary of the district Awami League, Md. Kamruzzaman Jamal, and Madan Kumar Saha of the city's Station Road area, filed a complaint against Priya Saha. In Branhamanbaria, a maulana by the name of Md Asad Ullah filed a sedition case against Saha too.

Earlier, two courts in Dhaka dismissed separate pleas seeking to bring sedition charges against Priya Saha as they lacked legal grounds.

Later Jessore Metropolitan Senior Judicial Magistrate, Goutam Mallick dismissed the case filed by Golam Mostofa Kamal.

Our correspondents Md Sanaul Islam Tipu; Md Serajul Islam, Sylhet; Kamal Mridha, Natore; Tauhid Zaman, Jessore; SM Rezaul Karim, Jhalakathi; SM Hedait Hossain, Khulna; Ujjal Chakrabarty, Brahmanbaria contributed to this report

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