UK-based international human rights organisation Article 19 had appreciated police submitting the final report in the case against journalist Rozina Islam. The organisation hopes that Rozina Islam will get justice from the court.

On 17 May 2021, while on professional duty, journalist Rozina Islam was harassed and tortured for about six hours by detaining her at the Ministry of Health.

She was handed over to Shahbagh police station at around 8:30 pm on the same day. And, a case was filed against her with the police station around 11:45pm. She was shown arrested and sent straight to prison.

On 23 May last year, she got out on bail after a week of her arrest. Since then, she has been regularly appearing before the court.  

Journalist Rozina Islam received Free Press Award 2021 as the ‘Most Resilient Journalist’. She also received ‘Anti-Corruption Champions Award’ of 2022, conferred by the US State Department on 9 December, last year.

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