Chhatra League confines Amar Desh editor inside court

Chhatra League confines Amar Desh editor inside court

Al Mamun Sagor Kushtia   Dhaka Tribune

July 22nd, 2018

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Daily Amar Desh Editor Mahmudur Rahman speaks to press before entering the court premises in Kushtia on Sunday; July 22, 2018 Dhaka Tribune

According to some news reports, they even physically attacked Mahmudur

Despite being granted bail in a defamation case, Daily Amar Desh Editor Mahmudur Rahman was confined inside a Kushtia court on Sunday by the local leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, who demanded to bring him to justice.

Mahmudur was granted bail for Tk10,000 by Kushtia Judicial Magistrate’s Court Judge MA Morshed Sunday afternoon, in a defamation lawsuit filed by Kushtia district Chhatra League President Yasir Arafat Tushar.

In the lawsuit, Tushar accused Mahmudur of making false comments about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her niece, British MP Tulip Siddiq.

As the court granted Mahmudur bail, local Chhatra League leaders and activists surrounded the court premises chanting slogans for him to be brought to book.

According to some news reports, they even physically attacked Mahmudur.

According to the case, while speaking at a program in National Press Club on December 1, the Amar Desh editor allegedly made false and defamatory remarks about the creation of Bangladesh as well as Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and his granddaughter Tulip Siddiq.

These comments were published by various print and electronic media, and after seeing the footage on YouTube, Chhatra League leader Yasir Arafat Tushar filed a defamation case against him with Kushtia Additional Judicial Magistrate’s Court on December 10, 2017.

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