Ahmed Kabir Kishore

BANGLADESH

CARTOONIG IN THE VIRUS ERA


The famous cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore was keeping a cartoon journal on Facebook about politics in Bangladesh during the coronavirus crisis. Entitled “Life in the Time of Corona,” the journal alluded, inter alia, to corruption. For this he was arrested of 5 May and is facing a possible life sentence under Bangladesh’s Kafkaesque Digital Security Act on a charge of “spreading rumours and misinformation on Facebook about the coronavirus situation.”