Changes will be made to Digital Security Act: Law Minister

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Law Minister Anisul Huq has said that measures are being taken to bring changes to the Digital Security Act so that no one could be arrested or charged under the law before a police investigation.

He made the remarks in an interview with BBC Bangla as DSA has sparked renewed controversy following the death of imprisoned writer Mushtaq Ahmed who was sued in the act, reports Somoy News.

Being asked about bail in the case, the minister said, “We have made a provision on bail by following the principle which is being followed internationally even in the sub-continent.”

“We are discussing the matter. When all the laws are made, it goes through trial and error,” said the Minister.

“The fact is whether there is any abuse or misuse. We will take action to stop this,” he said.

The minister added that he was in talks with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) office and said he would discuss the matter with UNHRC.

“We are comparing it with the rest of the world. We are working on how to develop a check and balance system for any misuse or abuse, and how this can be contained within the law,” added the Minister.

Demonstration started across the country protesting that some sections of the law were distorted.

Writer Mushtaq, who was in jail after being sued under DSA in May, 2020, died on Thursday night.

Source: The Business Standard



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