Bangladeshi photographer held as crackdown intensifies

Bangladeshi photographer held as crackdown intensifies

Shahidul Alam, 63, arrested over ‘provocative’ al-Jazeera interview

Police in Bangladesh have arrested a prize-winning photographer for “provocative comments” made in an al-Jazeera interview about protests that have convulsed the country for more than a week.

More than 100 people were injured at the weekend during a demonstration over road safety as police fired teargas and rubber bullets and crowds of people attacked protesters, photographers and the US ambassador’s car.

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