Bangladeshi Teen Jailed for 14yrs for posting music video about Prime Minister
A teenager has been detained under Bangladesh’s harsh internet laws for making a music video mocking Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, according to local Bangladeshi police statement.
Rabiul Islam, 19, was arrested in a northern town after a pro-government youth leader filed a complaint under the law, local police chief Abdullah Al-Mamun said.
“He made an offensive music video using photos of Bangladeshi and Indian prime ministers and posted it on his Facebook timeline,” Al-Mamun said.
“He made an offensive music video using photos of Bangladeshi and Indian prime ministers and posted it on his Facebook timeline,” al-Mamun told AFP news agency.
His arrest comes days after the country was rocked by deadly protests against Modi’s visit, mostly led by Islamists, in which at least 13 protesters died.
Islam faced court on Thursday and was remanded in custody, police said, and is expected to be charged with defaming and tarnishing the image of the head of government. He faces up to 14 years behind bars.