Kabir Hossain (Selim Akash)

  • Classification Journalist

  • Gender Male

  • Life status Alive

  • Occupations
    • Broadcast Reporter
    • Camera Operator
    • Internet Reporter
    • Journalist
  •   Additional Details
  • Status Imprisoned

  • Medium
    • Internet
    • Television
  • Coverage
    • Human Rights
    • Politics
  • Origin Foreign

  • Staff or Freelance Freelance

    • Taken captive Unknown

    • Threatened Unknown

    • Place of imprisonment Jordan  

In a well-planned ambush, the Bengali journalist, Kabir Hossain (Selim Akash), was arrested on the 14th of April.

He received a call from an unknown entity claiming they have something that belongs to him. They told him to come and take it or be delivered to his address. The journalist then gave them his address and within half an hour three men arrived without identifying themselves.
The wife said that she asked them who they were and where they were taking her husband but they didn’t answered.
The security agencies denied having him when she called them. She then called the Bangladesh embassy in Jordan who claimed knowing nothing about him. Three days after the call, Mr. Salim called her and said that he was detained on charges of publishing an article on Bangladesh workers’ suffering during the lockdown and the embassy’s inaction to help them.

His wife said that her husband is a registered journalist in his country and he works in a Bangladesh media outlet, but not registered in Jordan, as he works in a school cafeteria in Amman along with his work in journalism.