Help. Write for Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

Salah Uddah Shoaib ChoudhuryDevout Muslim member of the Islam-Israel Fellowship, editor of Bangladesh’s Weekly Blitz, nominated for a number of prizes for his courage and conscience in the face of beatings, broken bones, intimidation and imprisonment, was arrested as he prepared his contribution to the Hebrew Writers Conference and imprisoned in Dhaka on the phoney charge of sedition. He’s in serious danger.

English Pen give details about who to write to.

It says:

Please send appeals:

  • Protesting the charges against journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury and calling for them to be dropped, in accordance with Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
  • Expressing your concern for the safety of Choudhury and requesting that he be provided with immediate and effective police protection.


Prof. Dr. Iajuddin Ahmed
Honorable President and Chief of the Caretaker Government
People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Banga Bhaban

Cc: Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed
Chief Advisor, Caretaker Government
People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Chief Advisor’s Office
Old Sangshad Bhaban
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Fax: 880-2-811 3243 & 880-2-811-1490

It may be most effective, however, to forward these appeals care of the Bangladesh High Commission in London:

Mr Ashraf Uddin
Acting High Commissioner
High Commission for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
28 Queen’s Gate
London SW7 5JA
Fax: 020 7225 2130


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