Dhaka, Dec 26: A Bangladeshi blogger accused of posting a message on Facebook allegedly offensive to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad has been arrested by the police.
Immigration authorities detained the writer and youtuber identified as Asaduzzaman Noor alias “Asad Noor” at Dhaka airport while he was trying to leave the country on Monday, Efe news agency cited an airport official as saying. “He had an open case in Amtoli area in Bargu district under the Information and Communication Technology Act. Today we handed him to a cyber tribul,” said the official. Bargu police superintendent Bijoy Bosak confirmed that the case against Noor had been filed in January after the accused published a Facebook message considered blasphemous and since then there has been an arrest warrant pending against him. Residents of Bargu held demonstrations in January following the publication of the post. (IANS)