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    Kashimpur jail inmate dies with COVID-19 symptoms

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:45am on May 16, 2020

    An under-trial inmate of the Kashimpur part 1 Central Jail died on Thursday with COVID-19 symptoms. Jail superintendent Ratna Roy told NewAge on Friday night...

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    Dead Sylhet prisoner tests positive for COVID-19

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:19am on May 13, 2020

    Coronavirus test result of a prisoner at Sylhet Central Jail, who died on Sunday, came out positive on Monday. Ahmed Hossain, 55, of Ghorai village...

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    Mobile court jails two, fines Tk41 lakh sealed four stores

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:18am on May 11, 2020

    A mobile court on Sunday jailed two traders, fined other 12 traders Tk 41 lakh and sealed four businesses at Badamtoli in the capital for...

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    Release of 2,329 prisoners in third phase begins

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:52am on May 10, 2020

    The jail authorities has started releasing, in the third phase, 2,329 prisoners jailed for three months for petty crimes, after the government on April 29...

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    Businessman, cartoonist sent to jail in Bangladesh for social media posts

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 02:00pm on May 06, 2020

    Plainclothes people introducing themselves as members of ‘Rapid Action Battalion’ picked up two businessmen and a cartoonist who are critical of the government were picked...

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    Jail authorities start to release 2,884 inmates

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:58am on May 05, 2020

    Prison authorities have started to release 2,884 prisoners jailed for one year or less for petty crimes as the government on April 29 reduced their...

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    13 prison guards contract COVID-19

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 09:13am on April 29, 2020

    One more prison guard of the Dhaka Central Jail, Keraniganj was tested positive for COVID-19 and he was kept in isolation at Mirpur Maternity Hospital...

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    Process to release inmates halted

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:26am on April 22, 2020

    The process to release 1,450-lifeterm servers who spent 20 years in jails has been halted after the prime minister directed the authorities two weeks ago...

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    China rights lawyer released after five years in jail

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:23pm on April 05, 2020

    A leading Chinese human rights lawyer has been released from prison after almost five years behind bars, his wife said Sunday. Wang Quanzhang, 44, was...

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    47 jail inmates in quarantine

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 10:51pm on April 02, 2020

    The jail authorities put up 47 inmates from different districts in quarantine since they had been suffering from fever, cough and sneezing, deputy additional inspector...