Release of Mahmudur demanded
Leaders of the Bangladesh Sammilito Peshajibi Parishad, a body of professionals, demanded withdrawal of all the cases filed against the Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman and his immediate release.
They placed the demand at a meeting of central committee of the organisation on Saturday, said a press release yesterday.
Expressing deep concern over shutting down print and electronic media and torturing journalists, they urged the government to refrain from such 'anti-democratic' activities.
They said the government is trying to destroy the democratic system, religious values and social justice in the name of reviewing the constitution.
They also blamed the government for launching administrative torture on different government officials.
Doctors' Association of Bangladesh (DAB) Secretary General Dr AZM Zahid Hossain spoke at the meeting with Eng ANH Akhter Hossain in the chair.