defamation

June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016

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.

May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016

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.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

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...

March 21, 2016
March 21, 2016

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...

March 15, 2016
March 15, 2016

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.

March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

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.

March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016

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.

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

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...

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

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...

February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016

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.