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UK MP Tulip Siddiq seeks release of Shahidul Alam
British MP Tulip Siddiq, who is the niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has called on her aunt to release arrested photojournalist and artist Shahidul Alam, according to the British newspaper The Times.
Tulip Siddiq, the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, said that the detention of Shahidul Alam by the government was “deeply distressing and should end immediately”.
Shahidul Alam, 63, was arrested on August 5 in Bangladesh for violating section 57 of Bangladesh’s Information Communications Technology Act.