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Journalists boycott Health Ministry briefing on Rozina

  • Published at 11:54 am May 18th, 2021
Prothom Alo journo Rozina Islam
Police escort Prothom Alo journalist Rozina Islam, after she was reportedly detained for five hours at Bangladesh Secretariat on Monday, May 17, 2021 Collected

Police have sought remand for the Prothom Alo journo in an Official Secrets Act case

The Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters' Forum (BSRF) and Bangladesh Health Reporters' Forum (BHRF) have decided not to cover a media call on Tuesday by the Health Ministry over Prothom Alo Senior Correspondent Rozina Islam, who has been arrested in an Official Secrets Act case.

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Health Ministry officials turned Rozina over to police on Monday after confining her for five hours at the office of Saiful Islam Bhuiyan, the personal secretary to Health Services Division Secretary Lokman Hossain Miah. She was later sued under the Official Secrets Act and the Penal Code for ‘theft and photographing’ of official documents.

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Rozina was taken to the court from Shahbagh police station around 8am on Tuesday. Police have sought a five-day remand for her in the Official Secrets Act case.