Held on suspicion of terrorism: U of T student Tahmid Hasib Khan transferred to Bangladesh prison

“In Bangladesh the judges have the right to hold somebody in custody as long as they think they will be valuable as a witness to the case,” Khan’s brother said. “We don’t know actually how much longer it might take. It could take weeks, months, anything.”

Also part of the narrative around Khan’s case are media reports which quote hostages from the restaurant attack saying Khan was ordered to hold a gun during the attack, and that he was photographed doing so.

Khan’s brother says the photographs, which were published by at least one local outlet, confirm hostage reports that the young man was forced to hold a gun.

Tahmid Khan holding gun.

Tahmid Khan holding gun.

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