Bangladesh: Blogger arrested at Dhaka airport in case filed under ICT actEvent
- Initial Date
- Jan 11, 2017
- Event Description
A case was filed against Asad Nur on January 11 this year under ICT act for a blog post which allegedly carried defamatory languages against the prophet. Police have arrested a blogger from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday evening on charge of defaming Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) in a blog post. According to the officer-in-charge of Barguna's Amtali police station, the blogger Asaduzzaman Nur, more commonly known as Asad Nur, have been on the run after a case was filed against him on January 11 this year under ICT act. The case was filed for a blog post which allegedly carried defamatory languages against the prophet. OC Shahid Ullah also said police sources confirmed that Asad, an Amtali denizen and son of one Tofazzal Hossain, fled to India as soon as he learned about the case. Limon Fakir, a known associate of Asad, had also been arrested in this connection. "We[Amtali police] notified the immigration police about Asad's status at the time," the OC said. An immigration police official, wishing anonymity, said Asad Nur has been detained after his passport number raised red flag in the immigration system at the airport. The immigration official also said Asad was holding a boarding pass of a Kathmundu-bound flight.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- (Arbitrary) Arrest and Detention
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of Religion and Belief
- Blogger/ Social Media Activist
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 26 December 2017. Asad Nur, blogger was arrested on charge of defaming Prophet Mohammad in a blog post in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh.