Bangladesh government lifts Facebook ban after removal of Muhammad caricatures Sarah Miley at 11:28 AM ET
[JURIST] The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission [official website] announced Sunday that the agency has lifted a ban against Facebook [website] after the social networking site agreed to remove content depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The commission blocked access to Facebook [BBC report] last week in response to objectionable caricatures of the Prophet that surfaced on the service, causing outrage among the nation's majority Muslim population. The government later blocked access to YouTube, Wikipedia and Flickr [websites] as the images became more viral. The further restrictions led to the arrest of a man in Dhaka for uploading images. He has since been charged with spreading malice and insulting the country's leaders.
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