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 Bangladeshâ€™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. Khalilâ€™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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