Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Shahidul taken to court for bail

BREAKING NEWS

SHAHIDUL ALAM is on his way to the court in Kurigram. In the same boat are his colleagues, Sumeru Chakravarty and Abul Kashem. Also, police headed by ASI Amir Ali. Since Sumeru is in the same boat, I have been able to speak to Shahidul, and also, to remain updated of what's happening, through Sumeru.

An influential lawyer of the Kurigram Bar Association Advocate Siddiqur Rahman has consented to represent him, the Vice President of the Bar Association Advocate Abdul Khaleque will also be present at the hearing. If they can reach Kurigram court by 11:30, it is expected that the hearing will take place today. By all indications, he is expected to get bail.

I am overwhelmed by messages of support and concern expressed by friends in Bangladesh, and abroad. And the stupendous all-out efforts being made to ensure a speedy bail. My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you.

Members of Manobadhikar Sangbadik Samity (Journalists for Human Rights Forum) have already reached the court premises. Kurigram Press Club members have been informed, who have said they will be present at the bail hearing, with food! Uttar Bongo Sangbadik Parishad (North Bengal Journalists Council) has also been informed and their members will also show up at the court, to rally support for Shahidul. #

Source: Rahnuma Ahmed, DrikNews