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  • HC stays proceedings of 10 cases against Star editor

    High Court has stayed for three months the proceedings of 10 cases filed on charges of defamation and sedition against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam.

  • Comment on Joy: Tk 1cr defamation case against Khaleda

    A Tk 1-crore defamation case is filed with a Comilla court against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for her saying that prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy has US$300 million in a bank account.

  • Editors Guild of India concerned over lawsuits against Star editor

    The Editors Guild of India expresses its deep concern at the barrage of criminal defamation and sedition cases filed against Mahfuz Anam, editor and publisher of Bangladesh’s The Daily Star and a columnist of several Indian newspapers.

  • Arrest warrant issued for Janakantha editor, 2 others

    A Dhaka court issues arrest warrant against the Daily Janakantha Editor Atiqullah Khan Masud, Advisory Editor Toab Khan and Executive Editor Swadesh Roy in a defamation case as they fail to appear before it.

  • Star editor gets bail in Faridpur

    The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam has secured bail in a Tk 50-crore defamation case in Faridpur.

  • Star editor gets bail in Gazipur

    The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam has secured bail in a Tk 5 crore defamation case in Gazipur.

  • Star editor gets bail in Rangpur

    Rangpur court grants bail to Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam in a defamation case filed by ruling Awami League’s Rangpur district organising secretary. The court sets May 26 for next hearing.

  • Human Rights Watch (HRW)

    Charging Bangladesh editors is dramatic backslide: HRW

    Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh authorities to immediately withdraw all criminal charges filed against the editors of The Daily Star and Prothom Alo. It also urges repeal of criminal defamation and sedition laws, saying those “violate international standards”.

  • 35 dignitaries seek withdrawal of cases against Star editor

    Thirty-five eminent personalities of the country demand immediate withdrawal of all the cases filed against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam a day after nine other eminent citizens expressed grave concern over the filing of more than 50 cases and issuance of summons against Anam.

  • 6 more cases filed against Star editor

    Six more cases are filed against The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam in six districts raising the total number of lawsuits to 75 against him in as many as 50 out of 65 districts since February 9.

  • 17 more cases filed against Star editor

    Seventeen more cases including six sedition pleas are filed against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam in 17 districts.

  • 8 more cases filed against Star editor

    Twelve more lawsuits are filed in Dhaka and eight other districts against The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam for publishing reports based on information supplied by the DGFI during caretaker government regime in 2007.

  • Cops asked to find whether Star editor can be charged for sedition

    Dhaka court orders cops to conduct an inquiry into an allegation of sedition brought against Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam by a lawyer after taking the permission from the government. Two defamation cases were filed in Cox’s Bazar and Gopalganj.

  • Arun Jaitely sues Kejriwal

    India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sues Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for defamation after a bitter row over corruption allegations.

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