On 27 February, police filed a case against seven people who were arrested from Shahbagh on 26 February for obstructing police from carrying out their duties.

On 26 February, at least 35 people were injured in a clash between police and activists of the left-leaning organisations who gathered in Dhaka University area for a torchlight procession.

Their demands include abolition of the Digital Security Act and investigation into the death of Mushtaq.

Mushtaq reportedly suffered a heart attack inside his cell at Kashimpur prison on the evening of 25 February.

The 53-year-old writer, who published the book "Kumir Chaasher Diary" under the pen name Michael Kumir Thakur, was picked up by RAB from his Lalmatia home on 2 May, 2020, for allegedly criticising the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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