• Monday, May 23, 2022

ASIA

Bangladesh police find ‘missing’ government critic

Farhad Mazhar has been found unharmed and has been taken to Dhaka.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A prominent critic of the Bangladesh government has been found safe a day after his family reported him missing, sparking fears he had been abducted, police said Tuesday (4). Farhad Mazhar, a well-known poet, writer and dissident, was found by police travelling on a coach around 200 kilometres (120 miles) from the capital Dhaka, where he lives. It is not clear what he was doing there, but police deputy inspector general Didar Ahmed told reporters it “did not look like a case of abduction”. Bangladesh’s elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) began a trace of Mazhar’s mobile phone after his wife said Monday (3) she had received a call from him saying he was…

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