Poet Henry Sawpon gets bail

Jago News Desk Published: 16 May 2019, 02:46 PM
Poet Henry Sawpon gets bail

Poet Henry Sawpon, who was arrested and jailed in a case filed under Digital Security Act, has been released on bail.

Judge Md Shamim Ahmed of Barishal Metropolitan Magistrate court granted the bail on Thursday noon following a bail petition filed by Henry’s lawyer Obaidullah Saju.

His bail will be effective till June 30, the date of the case’s next hearing.

On Tuesday, Henry was arrested and sent to jail in a case filed under the Digital Security Act - accusing him of hurting religious sentiments.

Father Lawrence Laca Dalie Gomes, a catholic priest, filed the case against three people including Henry Sawpon. 

Henry, known for his works against social injustice, is among six free-thinking writers of Barishal who received death threat in 2015 amid deadly attacks on secular writers.