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Reporters Without Borders issues "enemies of press freedom" blacklist

The Blacklist is an attempt to name all those who have personally committed crimes or grave offences against journalists or media and who are still unpunished.

Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities in the countries concerned to seriously and impartially investigate these cases and to prosecute and punish those responsible.


On the blacklist :
Uddin, Sultan Salah (leader of the Jubodal political party)
No information available
Haque, Nurul (Leader of the Jamaat-e-islami political party)
No action so far
Hossain, Mofazzal (Policeman)
Suman, Sayeed Hasan (Leader of the Purba Bangla Communist Party (BPCP))
Under legal investigation
Talukder, Shahidul Alam (local BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) lawmaker)
No action so far

Black list : Bangladesh

Perpetrator : Suman, Sayeed Hasan 
Position : Leader of the Purba Bangla Communist Party (BPCP) 
Type of attack  : Bomb attack
Place : Khulna , Bangladesh
Date : 11.02.2005
Legal action so far  : Under legal investigation
Victim's name and employer  : Khulna press club

The facts  :

The extreme Maoist PBCP claimed responsibility on 11 February 2005 for a bomb attack a week earlier on the press club in the southwestern city of Khulna in which a journalist was killed. A letter signed by Suman and found in the letter-box of the daily paper Purbanchal added that a number of journalists were being targeted by the party.

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