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Editor released on bail

(Media Watch/IFEX) - Ekramul Haq, editor of http://sheershanews.com , was released on bail on 25 November 2011, nearly four months after his arrest on extortion charges.

The editor of the recently closed online news agency walked out of Dhaka Central Jail around 4:00pm and went to his Moghbazar residence, his family and sources said.

A lower court had earlier granted him bail in two criminal cases filed against him.

Ekramul was arrested on 30 July 2011 on charges of extorting Tk 2 million (approx. US$26,700) from Gias Uddin Talukdar, a businessman from Chittagong.

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