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Court rejects petition to interrogate cartoonist Kishore in custody

  • Published at 02:19 pm February 28th, 2021
Ahmed Kabir Kishore
Ahmed Kabir Kishore Collected

The cartoonist has been in jail following his arrest in a Digital Security case alongside writer Mushtaq, who died in prison on Thursday

A Dhaka court has rejected a remand petition for cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, one of the accused in the Digital Security Act case against late writer Mushtaq Ahmed.

Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jashim passed the order after Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua submitted an application before the court on Sunday.

In the application, the lawyer informed the court that Kishore has been "inhumanely tortured" following his arrest last year, and said steps should be taken against those responsible for the torture.


Also read- Cartoonist Kishore severely ill in prison


Kishore has been in jail for over nine months alongside Mushtaq, who died in custody on Thursday.

On February 23, the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police filed a petition seeking three-day remand for Writer Mushtaq Ahmed and Ahmed Kabir Kishore, just two days before the former’s death in jail.


Also read- Remand petition filed against writer Mushtaq 2 days before death


On May 6 last year, Abu Bakar Siddique, assistant director of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) 3, filed a case against 11 people, including Mushtaq Ahmed and Ahmed Kabir Kishore, with Ramna police station on charges of spreading rumours and carrying out anti-government activities. 

Kishore was arrested the same month.

Earlier in March and April, his cartoons “Life in the Time of Corona,” satirizing the country’s response to Covid-19, were posted on Facebook.

 



 


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