On the 20th of November, 2018, the 107th day since his imprisonment, Shahidul Alam (Founder and Principal of Pathshala) was released, to the joy and relief of his friends and family. We are all delighted to finally get reassurance of his freedom and safety after what has been a shocking ordeal.
We are in agreement with Amnesty International, who responded to the news with the following statement:
Bangladesh authorities must immediately drop charges against him and “uphold its international commitments to protect the right to freedom of expression”.
“Shahidul Alam is a bold representation of Bangladesh through his lens. He should not have been detained at the first place.”
An account of his release can be read in this article: