I met Mr. Alam in Berlin at a digital activism awards jury meeting. A nice and gentle person. I hope he will be released soon.

Bangladesh: Release photographer and end violent crackdown on …

https://www.amnesty.org/…/bangladesh-release-photographer-end-violent-crackdown/

 

Aug 6, 2018 – Shahidul Alam must be immediately and unconditionally released. … said Omar Waraich,Amnesty International’s Deputy South Asia Director.

Shahidul Alam was picked up by police for ‘provocative comments’ after media interviews about crackdown on protesters.

Image via the Facebook page of DRIK.

Late on the night of August 5, 2018, Bangladeshi photographer and activist Dr. Shahidul Alam was forcibly abducted from his house in Dhanmondi, Dhaka by men in plainclothes.

Alam is the founder of both the Drik Picture Library and the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute and a vocal journalist on issues related to rule of law and the public interest.

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