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SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVIST COULD GET 14-YEAR SENTENCE FOR DEFAMING ISLAM AND THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD IN BANGLADESH, BY CRISTINA MAZA (Newsweek)

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Dec. 27, 2017

A social media activist in Bangladesh could go to jail for 14 years for defaming Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, Bangladeshi authorities said Tuesday.

Immigration police arrested on Monday the 25-year-old Asaduzzaman Noor, known as Asad Noor on his popular YouTube channel. He was arrested at the airport attempting to leave the country.

“The charge against him is that he hurt religious feeling by mocking Prophet Mohammed and made bad comments against Islam, the prophet and the Koran on Facebook and Youtube,” Bangladeshi inspector Mohammad Shahidullah told AFP.

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