A Dhaka court today granted bail to Refayet Ahmed, admin of the popular Facebook page “Moja Losss?” in a case filed against him for running campaigns against the government and the state through the page.
Judge (vacation) Jesmine Ara Begum of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court passed the order after Refayet’s lawyer filed an appeal against Friday’s bail rejection order by the lower court.
Earlier on Friday, Refayet was placed on a two-day remand for his alleged posts against the government and the state in the Facebook page.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested him from the capital's Bashundhara Residential Area on Thursday afternoon, hours after the government unblocked Facebook in Bangladesh.
A Rab official filed the case against Refayet under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act-2006 with Bhatara Police Station on Friday.
In a press release issued on Friday, Rab claimed Refayet had tarnished the image of the country by launching campaigns against the government as well as different imminent personalities.
He also used abusive language in his campaign, it claimed.
With a fan base of over 5,00,000, Moja Losss? (Are You Making Fun?) is a popular Facebook-based entertainment page known for its satirical stance on different aspects of society from corruption to politics to sexual harassment.
Some Facebook users, on conditions of anonymity, told our correspondent that Moja Losss? "is basically an entertainment page that seeks to amuse people."