Police try to close Bangladesh photojournalism exhibition

An exhibtion of photographs by Shahidul Alam said to expose alleged extrajudicial killings committed by Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) was due to open today at Drik Picture Library in Dhaka.

According to an email from one of his key staffers, Alam has received a call from RAB asking about the nature of his exhibition. Police are now at Drik asking Alam not to open the exhibition.

*The New York Times’ “Lens” blog featured Alam and the exhibition, called CROSSFIRE, here:  http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/showcase-137/

Background on RAB available from Human Rights Watch here:

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