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Rights activists Adilur, Elan released on bail in cybercrime case | #cybercrime | #computerhacker


Adilur Rahman Khan and ASM Nasiruddin Elan, the secretary and director of human rights organisation Odhikar, have been released on bail in a cybercrime case.

The two were bailed out on Sunday evening, according to Subhash Kumar Ghosh, senior jail superintendent at Dhaka Central Jail.

The bail papers arrived late in the afternoon and were scrutinised before the two were released around 7:04 pm, he said.

On Sept 14, Judge AM Zulfikar Hayat of the Dhaka Cyber Tribunal slapped both activists with two years in jail for distorting information on the death toll of Hifazat-e-Islam leaders and activists in a clash with police at the Shapla Square in Motijheel. They were also fined Tk 10,000 each.

The two were then taken to jail, where they stayed until their release on Sunday.

In 2013, Hifazat-e-Islam, a Qawmi madrasa-based organisation, retaliated after protests took place at Shahbagh to demand capital punishment for war criminals.

Hifazat gathered its activists and madrasa students at Shapla Square on May 5 of the same year.

Although the government urged them to leave the square, they refused. Law enforcement agencies dispersed the crowd later at night.

As many as 61 people died in the incident when police dispersed the Hifazat crowd, Odhikar claimed in their report. Police, however, denied the death count and said no one was killed during the raid at night and only 11 people died in clashes during the day.

As the Odhikar report created confusion after it was published, the Detective Branch of police filed a general diary (GD) with Gulshan Police Station over the incident on Aug 10. Later, the GD was turned into a case.


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