A court in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka accepted formal charges laid out by police under the Digital Security Act against cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore and rights activist and journalist Tasneem Khalil. (File/AFP)

Cartoonist, journalist charged under Bangladesh Internet law

  • The men were charged with publishing offensive and false information, defamation and intentionally publishing digital content that creates unrest or disorder
  • Rights groups including Amnesty International say the law is being used to silence and intimidate critics of the government in the country of 169 million people
By AFP ·