Newsweek Asian Edition

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Date: 2002

Region: Asia

Subject: Religion

Medium: Print Journalism


Artist: Newsweek Asian Edition

Confronting Bodies: Government and police of Bangladesh

Dates of Action: February, 2002

Location: Bangladesh

Description of Artwork: A portrait of the prophet Mohammed.

The Incident: Police in Bangladesh confiscated copies of Newsweeks Asian Edition, which was published in Singapore to be released on February 11, 2002. According to the Bangladeshi government the magazine was prohibited "for carrying a portrait of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) that may hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims."

Results of Incident: The magazines were confiscated.

Source: Gulf News Online