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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

PCJSS leader Satyabir Dewan released on bail

Source: PCJSS

On 25 August 2010 around 4.30 pm former general secretary of PCJSS was released on bail from Chittagong jail in accordance with bail granted on 4 August 2010 by a High Court bench.

No sooner of arrival in Rangamati, the workers and supporters of PCJSS and its front organisations gave a reception on the occasion of release of Mr. Dewan with vice president of PCJSS Mr. Ushatan Talukdar in the chair at Rangamati PCJSS district office. The speakers of reception protested the barbaric arrest and brutal torture of Mr. Dewan and other workers and supporters of PCJSS by the joint forces and then Caretaker Government. They also condemned joint forces and then Caretaker Government for trying to destroy PCJSS leadership by taking the advantage of State of Emergency in 2007-2009.

On 18 February 2007 the Joint Forces (army and police) led by Lt. Kazi Mustafizur Rahman of Rangamati army region and Md. Osman Goni, PSI of Kotowali police station of Rangamati district arrested Mr. Satyabir Dewan (56) s/o Hira Lal Dewan of village Balpiya Adam in Rangamati municipality from his home. He is arrested putting a country-made pipe-gun under the bed sheet. In total six false cases were lodged against him with different police station.

The session judge court of Chittagong Divisional Commissioner awarded 17 years rigorous imprisonment to Mr. Dewan in May 2007 for keeping illegal arms and 2 year for keeping illegal foreign currency after summary trials under dubious conditions. He appealed against the verdict of judge court to the High Court.

Mr. Dewan thanked all workers and supporters of PCJSS, lawyers, national and international human rights activists, media workers and civic groups of the country for supporting to release him.