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Bangladeshi Lecturer Taken Into Custody Over Facebook Post

  • Sirajum Munira, 28, a lecturer from Bangladesh was taken into custody under the South Asian country's controversial digital security laws over her social media post. When asked, the police said "she posted a derogatory comment on the death of [former health minister] Mohammad Nasim. She mocked a dead person," Rabiul Islam, local police. He further said, "If the post went viral and created negative reactions and undermined the image of the country,". Munira later apologized for her post and deleted her comment. Her bail appeal has been rejected by a judge, who sent her to jail. The hearing is scheduled for Monday.

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