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Date: 2018-08-27 13:28:17


Sharon Stone Joins a Chorus of Nobel Laureates to Demand the Release of Jailed Bangladeshi Photographer Shahidul Alam

Hollywood star Sharon Stone has posted a letter on Twitter, signed by an assortment of Nobel Laureates and activists, calling for the release of jailed Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam.

Alam, a leading figure of the Bangledeshi art scene who has done much to protect human rights in his native country, was arrested on August 5. He was charged with violating Bangladesh’s Information and Communication Technology Act by criticizing the government on social media and on Al Jazeera, following recent student protests. The case has provoked widespread outrage.

“We the undersigned raise our joint voice against arbitrary police remand under the draconian ICT Act against Dr. Shahidul Alam. We urge that the government investigate allegations of unlawful arrest immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Shahidul Alam,” the letter reads. “We also urge that the government immediately release all students who have been arrested after the protest and take every step to ensure human rights of all citizens, including freedom of speech, freedom of media, and freedom of association for all.”



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