Bangladesh: Freedom for Photojournalist

Soon after TrialWatch issued a press statement calling for the release of Shafiqul Kajol, a 52-year-old Bangladeshi photographer and editor of an independent news outlet, he was freed. Kajol is charged under Bangladesh’s draconian cybercrime law, the Digital Security Act, in three separate cases. The cases all relate to a story he shared on his Facebook page alleging a sex scandal involving several high-ranking politicians from the ruling party.

TrialWatch is monitoring ongoing proceedings against Mr. Kajol.

“I feel extremely good [that my trial is being monitored] … It gives me a sense of hope, and it gives me some courage.”

Shafiqul Kajol Photographer and Editor