11 Aug 2018

Pen International campaigner on arrest of acclaimed Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam

There’s been outrage around the world over the arrest of the acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam in Bangladesh – as Noam Chomsky and Arundhati Roy joined the calls for his release, demanding his right to free speech. Alam, who’s 63, was detained on Sunday, after giving a television interview about student protests.

The writer Salil Tripathi, a friend of Shahidul Alam, has been campaigning for his release through the freedom of information group Pen International.