The investigation into the case filed against internationally-acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam has been stayed for three months by the High Court.
Noted photographer Shahidul Alam has filed a writ petition with the High Court, challenging the legality of the case in which he suffered in jail for 107 days.
Noted photographer Shahidul Alam files a writ petition with the High Court challenging the legality of the case in which he suffered in jail for 107 days.
As his 107 days in prison came to an end on Tuesday, globally acclaimed photojournalist Shahidul Alam found delight in the city's traffic and even the incessant horns that surrounded it -- something that speaks volumes of the joy he felt as he tasted freedom from captivity.
The High Court seeks for the interview video of Shahidul Alam, given to Al Jazeera – which led to him landing in prison.
Alongside his work as a photographer and teacher, Shahidul Alam has always spoken out for the rights of all Bangladeshis, and for free speech. He has been imprisoned for more than a month now for alleged "provocative comments". He has been repeatedly denied bail, with the next hearing likely to take place on Sunday.
A Dhaka court yesterday directed the jail authorities to take measures to provide division to noted photographer Shahidul Alam as per the Jail Code.
Twenty-four national and international organisations yesterday called for immediate and unconditional release of noted photographer Shahidul Alam.
Some unidentified people pick up Shahidul Alam, a noted photographer and the founder of Drik and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, from his Dhaka’s Dhanmondi residence.