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Cartoonist Arifur Rahman Arrested in Bangladesh for Offensive Cartoon


Law enforcement agencies arrested daily Prothom Alo cartoonist Arifur Rahman for a cartoon published in the daily's satire magazine "Aalpin" on Monday.

The cartoon was deemed offensive to the religionof Islam. The government has also confiscated all copies of the Aalpin's 431st issue containing the cartoon titled "Naam" (name) on page six, a government press release said. The press release also said Prothom Alo has already apologized and had withdrawn the cartoon and dismissed an Aalpin sub-editor in this connection.

Matiur Rahman Chowdhury has more on the story.

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