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Briton Hasnat Karim’s family ‘ostracised’ since Dhaka cafe attack

Haznat Karim has been in police custody for several weeks without being charged

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The wife of a British-Bangladeshi man arrested over the south Asian country’s deadliest attack says her husband is innocent and unaware that his father has died while he has been in prison. Sharmina Parveen told reporters on Tuesday (November 1) her family had also been “ostracised” since Hasnat Karim, 48, was named a suspect in the Dhaka cafe attack which left 20 hostages dead four months ago. Sharmina, Karim and their two children were at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Bangladesh’s capital when five gunmen stormed the cafe on July 1. Eighteen foreigners died in the attack. Military commandos brought…

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