Man sentenced for altering pics of Sheikh Hasina, Manmohan Singh

  • Thu,10 Jan 2019 11:54:02 AM

Dhaka (PTI): A 35-year-old Bangladeshi man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for circulating photoshopped images of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other politicians including former Indian premier Manmohan Singh, amid criticism that her government is using tough internet laws to silence dissent.

Monir Hossain from Tangail was jailed by a Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal judge on Wednesday.

 

Monir had been on bail and appeared in court for the verdict, bdnews24.com reported.

Alamgir Hossain and Subrata Shil -- two others accused in the case started under the the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act -- were acquitted as charges against them were not proved, the report said.

Monir used to run his ''Monir Telecom'' shop at Tangail's Nagarpur. He had sent doctored images of Sheikh Hasina, late president Zillur Rahman and Manmohan Singh to mobile phones of users in 2013, said the verdict.

Saturia Police arrested Alamgir after finding out that he was showing around the vulgar ''photoshopped images'' on his phone.

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