Call for the release of Shahidul in statement-petition and international press editorial 8P51.10-H
(33.51) Call for the release of Shahidul in statement-petition and international press editorial
World renowned academicians, artists, journalists and human rights activists have urged world renowned photographers and activist Shahidul Alam to release immediately. He has been asked to release him on behalf of several organizations of journalism, protection, human rights and photography. Using free hashid alam hashtag, online activists have
demanded his release through social media. Everyone has urged to sign two petitions entitled 'The release of Shahidul Alam, who was arrested by the Netherlands-based agency' Prince Cause Fund '. The editorial commentary of the influential British press The Guardian also claimed his release.
Shahidul Alam, photo-Sajjad Hossainnader-based organization 'Prince Kuz Fund' has claimed the release of the arrested photographer Shahidul Alam. Complaint of Shahidul Alam being taken forcibly, the company wrote that he had to be severely beaten up during the detention. His injury was so serious that he could not walk properly. The organization has demanded its unconditional release. In order to demand the release of Shahidul Alam, the company has made a statement on their website linking two online application links of Change.org to sign it there.
The 'Prince Cause Fund', a non-governmental organization working for culture and development, was established in 1996. The headquarters of the company is located in the Netherlands capital of Amsterdam. The Prince's Fund Associations include Brazil, Argentina, Vietnam, Ukraine, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Congo, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal, Senegal, Syria and many other countries. Drik Gallery, which is owned by Shahidul Alam, is also one of these associate organizations. The 'Prince Cause Fund' mainly works in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Caribbean and Eastern Europe. The Netherlands is assisted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The 'Prince Cause Fund' statement, the founder of Drik Gallery, Film Fairs and Pathshala, called the rights activist as the company's closest friend, said Shahidul Alam has been the source of inspiration for many years. Shahidul and Prince Kuz Fund are working to establish the same values: ensuring the freedom of expression in the world.
The British Press The Guardian published an editorial on 8 August Shahidul Alam. Bangladesh should let the release of the editorial titled: The famous photographer and activist of one of those who were targeted under a stringent law. He should be released and the law should be changed. The Guardian wrote in the editorial that Britain and other countries should pressurize Bangladesh to reform the law and release Shahidul Alam, withdraw his complaint against him and call on him to investigate the incident of torture in police custody. Referring to the contribution of Shahidul Alam in the photograph, the editorial said that due to the arrest of such a high-profile person, the law has definitely imposed the law to curb the right to practice legal right. In that editorial, the question of protection of Shahidul Alam was asked in Bangladesh to protect the rights of journalists and public opinion.
The International Alliance of Independent Publishers (IAIP), a publication of five hundred publisher organizations, expressed deep fright and disappointment over the withdrawal of Shahidul Alam and his arrest. Shahidul Alam said that he has been associated with IAIP several times as he is associated with the organization. Their commentary, 'We think that the freedom of expression of expression has diminished in the manner in which the allegations against him were made under the Article 57 of the Information Technology Act to frighten the Shahidul. He was detained without proper action and we have learned that he was brutally tortured during the detention. One of the key issues of democracy and rule of law is the freedom of expression and the protection sought to protect that right. Announcing the solidarity of the IAIP Shahidul Alam, Bangladesh is reaffirming the belief that the people of the world including the people of the world will work to ensure freedom of expression.