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Novelist Would Be Put in Prison Upon Return

From Times Wire Reports

A district court in Bangladesh sentenced writer Taslima Nasrin to a year in prison for criticizing Islam in a novel. The sentence will take effect the day the feminist writer, who resides in Europe, is arrested, an official at the Gopalganj court said.

Nasrin fled Bangladesh in 1994 after Islamic extremists threatened to kill her because her novel “Lajja” highlighted attacks on minority Hindus by majority Muslims in Bangladesh after the destruction of a mosque in neighboring India in 1992.


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