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No bar to Mahmudur Rahman’s release
Monday, 15 February 2016

The Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a High Court order that granted bail to Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman in a case filed under the ICT Act, clearing the way for his release.
A five-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by chief justice SK Sinha, passed the order after hearing an appeal filed by the state against the High Court order.

AJ Mohammad Ali and Salehuddin Ahmed stood for Mahmudur Rahman while attorney general Mahbubey Alam and additional attorney general Mamtaz Uddin Fakir argued for the state.
Salehuddin told reporters that there is no legal bar to the release of Mahmudur Rahman as he has obtained bail in all 70 cases pending against him.

He said this case was filed against the Amar Desh acting editor for publishing reports on Skype conversations between former International Crimes Tribunal chairman Justice Nizamul Huq and expatriate Bangladeshi legal expert Ahmed Ziauddin over the verdict of Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee in 2013.


Later, he was arrested from his office on 11 April of the year in the case filed under the Information and Communication Technology Act on that year.
On 15 January, 2016, the HC granted bail to Mahmudur Rahman in the case