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ICT law under fire: Journalists, rights activists urge parliamentarians not to back it in the House


By farjana - Posted on 23 September 2013

Journalists and rights activists yesterday urged parliamentarians not to approve the recent amendment proposal to the ICT law, which they said could easily be misused.

Law enforcers will be able to arrest any person without any warrant for publishing any material in electronic form that causes deterioration of law and order, harm the image of the state or person or hurt religious belief, according to the ICT (Amendment) Act 2013.

The offender of the non-bailable crime will be punished for a maximum of 14 years in jail and seven years at the minimum, as per the law.

To read more :

http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/ict-law-under-fire/

More news links in English covered by the print media :

http://www.theindependentbd.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=186976:ict-act-will-affect-right-to-privacy-freedom-of-expression-speaker...

http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/index.php?ref=MjBfMDlfMjNfMTNfMV8yXzE4NDQyOA==

http://www.daily-sun.com/details_Govt-urged-not-to-amend-ICT-Act_624_1_10_1_14.html