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    Police arrest newspaper editor in Bangladesh

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Police in Bangladesh have arrested the acting editor of a pro-opposition newspaper on various charges. Mahmudur Rahman was arrested in a raid on the office of the Bengali-language Amar Desh newspaper on Thursday. Security officials would not immediately say what charges would be brought against Rahman. The Ekattor TV station says he will face eight charges, including sedition and cybercrime. Leaders of the government's ruling party have recently accused the daily of inciting violence during recent political unrest. The papers website, however, has accused bloggers of defaming Islam. Al Jazeera's correspondent, who we are not naming for security reasons, reports from the capital Dhaka.