It seems Motahar Hussein, a Bangladeshi gay man,  has managed to escape from it. He left for Australia several years ago, and the Australian authorities locked him up in a detention centre about four years ago and then again two years ago. 

Hussein explains that he first encountered anti-gay attitudes in university. He claims that fundamentalist outfits like Jamaat, Chatra Shibir and the Freedom Party made it difficult for him to stay in Bangladesh. Interestingly, confusingly and worryingly he also talks about detainee labour in the detention camp in Australia. He alleges that the detention centre was run by a company which saved millions of dollars per year because “they were paying refugee kitchen-hands and cleaners in cigarettes and phone cards.” Incredible. I would like to hear more about this aspect of his detention. Read his history HERE.

The Green Left Weekly of 18 October, reveals that he has been released from detention with the government granting him a Bridging E visa.