Bangladesh lifts ban on Amar Desh newspaper

Bangladesh's Supreme Court lifted a government ban on the publication of a pro-opposition newspaper.

Bangladesh lifts ban on Amar Desh newspaper

 

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Sunday lifted a government ban on the publication of a pro-opposition newspaper, but the daily's editor remained in police custody.

Authorities last month banned the Amar Desh newspaper, considered a mouthpiece of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), and detained its editor Mahmudur Rahman.

"A full bench led by Chief Justice Mohammed Fazlul Karim in a ruling scrapped the ban," a registrar of the Supreme Court told reporters.

The publication was banned following a complaint by a businessman who had accused its editor of cheating him by continuing to list him as a publisher even though he resigned from that post in December 2008.

Rahman, a former energy adviser to the BNP government between 2001-06, was charged with graft and was denied bail by a lower court.

The BNP accused the government of halting publication after t
 

Reuters

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