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August 2018

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Free Shahidul Alam

Bangladesh High Commission, London. Fri 10 Aug 2018


 Peeople pose with posters calling for the false charges against Shadidul Alam to be dropped and for him to

 be released. The well-known photographer and founder of Drik and Majority World agencies in Dhaka was

 seized from his home by police shortly after giving an interview with Al Jazeera over Skype in which he

 criticised the Bangladesh government's handling of students protesting about road safety.


  A young girl holds a poster 'Free My Nana' (Grandad) with other family members





 Shaidul Alam also founded the Pathshala school of photography, arguably the world's leading school for

 photojournalists. Among those calling for his release were a number of photographers.


 Shahidul Alam was badly beaten up in jail and could hardly walk when he was brought to court














 Members of his family speak at the protest vigil










Many of the students are also still in jail

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