Journalists demand immediate release of Rozina

The Daily Star  May 18, 2021
Star Digital Report

Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) today protested the assault, confinement and arrest of Prothom Alo Senior Correspondent Rozina Islam.

They protested in front of DRU in the afternoon, demanding immediate release of Rozina and punishment of those who assaulted and harassed her at the Secretariat yesterday.

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They also demanded withdrawal of the case filed against her.

Besides, journalists in Rajshahi and Tangail also demonstrated, seeking justice for Rozina.

In Rajshahi, journalists gathered at Shaheb Bazar Zero Point, demanding immediate release of the reporter and withdrawal of the case.

Rajshahi Union of Jounalists (RUJ) organised the protest, which was joined by the Rajshahi Television Journalists Association, Rajshahi Photo Journalists Association, and different social organisations.

Senior journalist and freedom fighter Mostafizur Rahman Khan Alam said officials of the health sector have engaged in corruption. They tortured Rozina for publishing news against them and they should be brought to justice, the journalist said.

In a statement, President of RUJ Rafiqul Islam and General Secretary Tanzimul Haque said Rozina Islam’s contribution in investigative journalism is remarkable.

She has already published a number of investigative reports on numerous irregularities in the health ministry.

In Tangail, journalists formed a human chain in front of the Tangail Press Club.

Journalists from print, electronic media and online portals took part in the one-hour long programme.

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