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
ReutersGüncelleme Tarihi: 18 Temmuz 2010, 16:01