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British Journalist, 81, Denied Bail in Bangladesh


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British Journalist, 81, Denied Bail in Bangladesh

WASHINGTON - An elderly British-Bangladeshi journalist who faces a potential death sentence in Bangladesh has been denied bail, sparking fears for his wellbeing in detention.

Shafik Rehman, an 81-year-old British citizen who has family in the UK, was arrested in April this year, apparently in relation to his activities as a journalist and opposition activist. At a bail hearing last Tuesday (7th), a judge is understood to have denied bail to Mr Rehman.

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