Bangladesh: Editor accused of extortion released on bail

The news editor of an online news agency has been released on bail after being held for nearly four months. Ekramul Haq, the editor of recently closed, was released from jail in Dhaka at around 4pm, local time, after he was granted bail by the lower court. Haq was arrested on suspicion of extorting Tk 20 lakh (around £17,000) from Chittagong businessman Gias Uddin Talukdar on July 30.