FREE INNOCENT JOURNALIST SALAH CHOUDHURY
United States, the United Nations, the European Union, Canada
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The charge against him at first, when he was arrested on November 29, 2003, was a passport violation. Nonetheless, he has now been charged with Sedition, WHICH IS A VERY SERIOUS CHARGE THAT CAN LEAD TO A DEATH SENTENCE. Salah Choudhury is not a spy, he is just a democratic journalist who wanted to create bridges of understanding between Bangladesh and Israel.
Two additional important factors are at play.
1. Whereas Israel recognizes Bangladesh as a State, Bangladesh does not recognize Israel as a State to this day.
2. Whereas, in Israel a person can freely travel to Bangladesh, a person from Bangladesh is restricted in movement.
We the undersigned are for FREEDOM of MOVEMENT and of SPEECH. WE DEMAND THAT MR. CHOUDHURY BE RELEASED FROM JAIL IN BANGLADESH AT ONCE AND BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO HIS FAMILY, and have the charges against him totally disbanded.