In the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka rickshaws are the most popular means of transportation. But the government has imposed restrictions on their use.
Shahidul Alam was not charged when he was arrested on propaganda charges in August. His release on bail comes after international pressure and ahead of elections in Bangladesh in December.
Bangladesh's general election has been delayed after a decision to include a new alliance of opposition parties led by former PM Khaleda Zia's BNP. The ruling Awami League (AL) could now face an uphill electoral battle.
Opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was given an additional seven-year prison sentence on corruption charges. Her supporters reject the graft charges, saying they are politically motivated.
Bangladesh's PM Sheikh Hasina has held rare talks with opposition parties , in what some view as a positive step ahead of the upcoming general elections. But she ruled out accepting the opposition's main demand.
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