Name: Bangladesh police confiscate copies of 'Newsweek'

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Asia


MediumPrint Journalism

Artist: Newsweek's Asian Edition

Confronting Bodies: Government and police of Bangladesh

Date of Action: February 2002

Specific Location: Bangladesh

Description of Artwork: A portrait of the prophet Mohammed.

Description of Incident: Police in Bangladesh confiscated copies of Newsweek's Asian edition, which was published in Singapore to be released on February 11, 2002. According to the Bangladeshi government the magazine was prohibited "for carrying a portrait of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him)that may hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims."

Results of Incident: The magazines were confiscated.

Source: Gulf News Online

Submitted By: NCAC

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