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Exclusive - Bangladesh PM takes aim at photographer, critics say it is part of wider crackdown


NEW YORK/DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she is convinced that jailed photographer Shahidul Alam instigated trouble by spreading what she describes as "false news" about protests against her rule in August. 

In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Hasina described Alam, who is known as one of South Asia's preeminent photographers, as "mentally sick" and blamed his behaviour on his family background – Alam's great uncle was on the opposing side to Hasina's father in Bangladesh's war of independence from Pakistan.

   

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