Reporter Taken Away At Night By Military In Bangladesh

No, it isn’t just in fiction. There HAS been an ominous knock on the door in the middle of the night, and a citizen — a journalist — taken away in darkness by government forces. In Bangladesh:

Tasneem Khalil, an editor at the Bangladesh’s leading English language daily, The Daily Star, has been taken away from his home by the military in Bangladesh. He was taken away just a few hours ago in the middle of the night. His whereabouts are currently unknown and his life is most certainly in danger.

Apparently Mr. Khalil’s crime is that he did his job. He spoke truthfully about the current situation in Bangladesh. He was interviewed by Nora Boustany of the Washington Post last month – that interview may have cost him his freedom and now possibly his life.

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