A Brave Bangladeshi Writer Who Needs Your Help
Readers of this weblog will know that I routinely give out of myself about Sallah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, editor of the Weekly Blitz in Dakha, Bangladesh. He is facing charges of treason and blasphemy, and if he's convicted he faces a life sentence and possibly the death penalty.
We've had reasons lately to be hopeful about Shoaib's case. But last week, matters took a bad turn.
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East has just set out on an ambitious effort to get 10,000 signatures on a petition, before the end of the month, calling on the Bangla government to drop the charges. You don't have to be a teacher or a student to sign it. If you sign you will be doing a brave comrade a small kindness.