Posted by: becketfund | September 21, 2006

Bangladesh: Muslim Journalist Charged with Sedition

The Jerusalem Post reports that Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, a Muslim journalist from Bangladesh, has been charged with sedition, a capital offense.  Choudhury, the editor of an English weekly, had provoked Bangladeshi authorities by printing articles that criticized Muslim extremism and were favorable to Israel. This is the second time he has been arrested on charges of sedition; he served a 17- month prison sentence in 2003.

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