Bangladesh bars opposition newspaper editor from flying abroad

Friday, 24 February 2017

A prominent Bangladeshi opposition newspaper editor, on bail for charges of plotting to kill the Prime Minister’s son, has been stopped from flying abroad despite having court clearance to travel, his aide said today. Shafik Rehman, a British citizen, was scheduled to fly to London to see his ailing wife Taleya Rehman there but the immigration police turned him away from the airport today, a personal aide to the 81-year-old editor told reporters. Rehman was freed on bail in September last year on a Supreme Court order, five months after he was arrested on charges of involvement in the plot to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy who lives in the US.