JnU student Khadija discharged from both DSA cases

The Report Desk

Published: February 29, 2024, 09:09 PM

JnU student Khadija discharged from both DSA cases

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A Dhaka court today acquitted Jagannath University student Khadijatul Kubra, from a Digital Security Act case. Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge AM Zulfiqar Hayat issued the order, said Mamun Sikder, a tribunal employee. 

Khadija, a political science student, was charged in two separate charges filed by Kalabagan and New Market police on October 11 and 19, 2020.

She was arrested on August 27, 2022.

On January 28, this year, she was released from one of the cases.

Khadija spent 14 months in jail, including a week in solitary confinement in a condemned cell reserved for death row inmates.

She was released from jail on November 20, 2023, after the Supreme Court granted her bail.

While in isolation, she was only allowed to leave her cell for two hours every day.

She was denied bail seven times, according to her family members.

She was sued at the age of 17 for organizing a Facebook webinar during which a guest speaker, Delwar Hossain, a retired army officer, made controversial remarks.

However, she was prosecuted as an adult. Delwar, an expatriate, was also charged in these cases. He has not been dismissed from the cases.

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