Daya Gamage â€“ US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune
"The Bush administration, which every year spends some $64 million on Bangladesh, has made a priority of identifying moderate Muslims and giving them the space and cover they need to spread their ideas. Mr. Choudhurt has identified himself, at huge personal risk, as one such Muslim. Now that he is on the run, somewhere in the darkness of Dhaka, will someone in the administration pick up the phone and explain to the Bangladeshis just what America expects of its â€˜moderate and tolerantâ€™ friends?", was what October 10 Wall Street Journal said in its OP-ED page appealing to save the life of prominent Bangladesh journalist Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury who is facing sedition, treason and espionage charges in a Dhaka court on Thursday, 12th October.