Protests erupt after Bangladesh arrests investigative journalist

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Several hundred media workers demonstrated in Bangladesh on Tuesday to protest the arrest of a journalist on charges of violating official secrets. Rozina Islam, a senior reporter with the leading daily Prothom Alo, was sent to jail pending a hearing on her bail petition after she was arrested for allegedly making off with documents at the Health Ministry, defence lawyer Ehsanul Haq said. Islam, well known for her investigative reporting, was confined at the ministry for more than five hours before she was handed to local police on Monday night. Her sister Sabina Parvin said Islam was harassed…

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