Mahmudur held to please atheists: Hefajat

Condemning the arrest of Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman, Hefajat-e Islam said the government has made the arrest to make, what it termed, “atheists” happy, according to a press release of the organisation.

The organisation also threatened the government with dire sequences if Rahman was not released immediately and unconditionally.

The press release cited the Hefajat leaders termed as “simply mockery” charging Rahman of instigating fanaticism.

The government arrested him to fulfil the demands of the “atheists”, it said.

“If the government does not stop its double standard, the people of the country will give a befitting reply in time,” it added.

Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested Rahman on Thursday morning at his office at Karwan Bazar in the capital on charge of publishing reports on the alleged Skype conversation between former International Crimes Tribunal chairman Justice Md Nizamul Huq and an expatriate Bangladeshi legal expert, Ahmed Ziauddin, last year.

Later, a trial court in Dhaka placed Rahman on a 13-day remand in connection with three cases.

Source: The Daily Star

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