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Rozina Islam, 42, an investigative journalist for the country’s largest Bengali daily, Prothom Alo, was arrested Monday by police under the Official Secrets Act. She was later accused of stealing documents from the Ministry of Health.
Islam was released on bail after being ordered to surrender his passport and pay a bond of 5,000 taka ($ 60) by the chief metropolitan magistrate of the capital Dhaka, his lawyer said.
“We did not oppose her provisional release on condition that she submits her passport,” Dhaka chief prosecutor Abdullah Abu said.
The passport submission was aimed at preventing him from leaving the country, he said, adding that Islam was to be released later today.
Journalist unions and advocacy groups said Islam had been detained for its articles, which included allegations that urgent medical supplies had been left at Dhaka airport for months and that bribes had been made. wine had been offered to recruit doctors.
The secretary general of the National Press Club of Bangladesh welcomed the court’s bail decision, but called for the case against it to be dropped. “He was asked to show his passport, which hinders his freedom of movement,” said Elias Khan. “We demanded that all charges against her be immediately withdrawn … Journalists in Bangladesh continue to operate in a climate of fear.”

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