Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Bangladesh court sentence 2 years jail to editor

A court of Bangladesh on October 6 sentenced an editor of a daily newspaper "Dainik Satmatha" for two years' imprisonment and a correspondent for one year in jail in a defamation case filed in 2005.

Rajshahi district judge Alamgir Hossain passed the judgment on the day.

The editor Principal Shahabuddin was present when the court delivered the judgment. He was sent to jail while the correspondent, Omar Faruk, is on run.

The daily is published from Bogra of North Bengal part of the country.
Sources said, in 2005, a news item was published in the daily, stating unlawful activities in detail committed at residence of Jalal Miah of Kathalbaria village under Puthia upazila of the district.

After publishing the report, Jalal Uddin filed a defamation case with a court of Rajshahi against the editor and the correspondent.

After hearing on the case, the judge delivered the judgment.

Earlier, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court sentenced a editor of the national Bengali daily "Amar Desh" for six months in jail and its reporter for one month in a defamation case.


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