TOPSHOT - Activists and photographer Shahidul Alam arrives surrounded by policemen for an appearance in a court, in Dhaka on August 6, 2018. / AFP / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
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Shahidul Alam, 63, was detained by plainclothes police at his home Sunday after giving an interview to Al Jazeera about student demonstrations, an arrest which drew condemnation from international rights groups.The high court on Tuesday ordered authorities to transfer Alam to hospital. The rallies lasted nine days, with demonstrations at the weekend and Monday turning violent with more than 150 people injured.The protests seemed to have fizzled out on Tuesday, with students telling AFP they feared further government repression if the demonstrations continued.
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