Bangladesh man jailed for altered Facebook pix of PM

A Bangladeshi man who contorted and posted photographs of the prime minister has been condemned to seven years in prison under intense web laws that commentators state are utilized to gag contradict. 

Prime Minister Sheik Hasina, re-chose in December in surveys polluted by savagery, mass captures and claims of apparatus, has been blamed for expanding dictatorship. 

Mohammad Monir, 35, was discovered blameworthy late Wednesday by a Dhaka digital court for doctoring and distributing via web-based networking media pictures of Hasina and ex-president Zillur Rahman. 

"He posted those misshaped pictures in his Facebook status and made unfavorable comments in the photograph subtitles," prosecutor Nazrul Islam Shamim told AFP. 

He was indicted under area 57 of the South Asian nation's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) laws. 


Shamim said that since the digital court started working in 2013, no less than seven individuals have been condemned to imprison for comparative offenses including Hasina and others. 

Somewhere around 200 all the more such cases are pending and in different phase of preliminary, he said. 

Rights bunches have reported how the ICT laws have been utilized to quiet analysis in the nation of 165 million individuals. 

Lately the ICT laws has been supplanted by Digital Security Act, which faultfinders state gives the experts even more extensive forces to control opportunity of articulation — a charge dismissed by the administration.

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