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NHRC seeks explanation about journo Rozina’s arrest

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 15:15, 18 May 2021  
NHRC seeks explanation about journo Rozina’s arrest

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an explanation about the arrest of Senior Correspondent of Prothom Alo Rozina Islam.

The commission in a statement sought the explanation on Tuesday (May 18).

According to the statement signed by the commission’s public relations officer Md Azhar Hossain, the commission has condemned the confinement of journalist Rozina Islam at the health ministry for five hours. Chief of National Human Rights Commission Nasima Begum thinks that keeping a journalist confined at the Secretariat for five hours is condemnable which needs explanation.

Earlier, Rozina Islam went to the health ministry of the Secretariat on professional duty at around 3:30pm on Monday.

She was confined in a room there and her mobile phone was taken away. At one stage she fell sick there.

She was taken to Shabagh Thana after being kept confined for over five hours at the Secretariat. A case was filed against her on Monday midnight under Official Secrets Act.

Upon the news of Rozina’s confinement, journalists from different media outlets went to the building of the health ministry. They waited for long and wanted to know the reason of her confinement. But health ministry officials did not say anything.

Later, the journalists gathered outside the Secretariat and protested against her confinement.

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