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US State Department ‘deeply concerned over use of DSA

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Published: 15:03, 1 April 2023   Update: 15:04, 1 April 2023
US State Department ‘deeply concerned over use of DSA

The United States’ Department of State has expressed concerns over the Bangladesh government’s use of the Digital Security Act (DSA).

“We remain deeply concerned about the [Bangladeshi] government's use of the Digital Security Act. And freedom of expression, including for members of the press, is an essential element of democracy and is especially important in an election year. No members of the press should be threatened, harassed, physically attacked, or arrested for simply doing their job,” said Vedant Patel, principal deputy spokesperson for the US Department of State on March 30.

This was posted on the verified Facebook page of the US Embassy in Dhaka on Saturday.
 

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