Khondokar Mahbub Hossain: The soldier of truth, Mahmudur Rahman, must be released

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By Khondokar Mahbub Hossain

The editor of ‘Amar Desh’ is a great example for all journalists. He is a fighter for exposing the truth. He set a remarkable mark in the fight between truth and falsehood. He takes risks for himself by standing for freedom, national sovereignty, the interests of the country, democracy and religious values. He is the person who stood in front of the supreme court of Bangladesh and had the courage to say, “I will not ask for pardon. Because I am speaking the truth. I am not dishonoring the court by speaking the truth.” The government arrested him and tortured him brutally only due to his steadfastness and courageous actions for nation. 
Arresting Mahmudur Rahman and demolishing the freedom of newspapers in order to establish one-party rule is the worst example of this government. The economy of the country is about to collapse. The law and order of this country is on the verge of destruction. The government is trying to hold the power by any means at this critical stage of the country. I hope the countrymen will stand against all the oppression and fascism and will free Mahmudur Rahman and will set him in an honorable position of journalism. I wish him all the best.

Translated from Amar Desh