Bangladesh photographer moved to hospital from jail
Shahidul Alam, 63, was detained by plainclothes police at his home Sunday after giving an interview to Al Jazeera about the student demonstrations, an arrest which drew condemnation from international rights groups.
The high court on Tuesday ordered authorities to transfer Alam to hospital.
He had been remanded in custody by a lower court for breaching controversial laws on internet speech, but the remand order was suspended by a higher court.
Alam was accused of making "false" and "provocative" statements as tens of thousands of students protested in Dhaka to demand improvements to road safety and an end to corruption.
Alam looked better than during his appearance in court when he seemed shaken and was limping, she added.
The rallies lasted nine days, with demonstrations at the weekend and Monday turning violent with more than 150 people injured.
Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters and mobs allegedly aligned with the government attacked demonstrators, journalists, and even the US ambassador's car.
Alam founded the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, a photography school in Dhaka that spawned hundreds of photographers. He shot images of the demonstrations and discussed the protests on Facebook Live.
New York-based Human Rights Watch demanded his release, denouncing authorities for targeting activists and journalists instead of prosecuting those responsible for unlawfully attacking student protesters.
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