Digital Security Act: 78% cases filed by politicians, majority from Awami League - CGS study

Digital Security Act: 78% cases filed by politicians, majority from Awami League – CGS study

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The government signed the Act into law in 2018 and it has been widely criticized at home and abroad. According to the Law Minister’s statement in Parliament, a total of 7,001 cases have been registered under DSA till January 2023.

However, the law was abolished in September 2023 and replaced by the Cyber ​​Security Act (CSA).

In his speech, Ali Riaz pointed out discrepancies in the information provided by the Law Minister on the total number of cases registered under the DSA between October 2018 and January 2023, where arrests and charges, prosecution, convictions, pre-trial detainees The number of, and the total number of persons in jail were missing.

Ali Riaz provided statistics and insight into the long and ongoing suffering of DSA victims. “There should be an independent investigation into the matters,” he said.

CGS studied 1,410 cases filed between October 2018 and September 2023.

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