Facebook restored in Bangladesh as firm apologises

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The Independent Online

Bangladesh has lifted a week-long ban on the social networking website Facebook imposed for a page urging people to draw images of the Prophet Mohamed.

Bangladesh become the second South Asian nation after Pakistan to ban the site over religious concerns. Pakistan lifted a court-imposed ban last Monday after Facebook apologised and removed the page.

The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission ordered access to Facebook restored on Saturday night. The commission said the company also agreed to remove "obnoxious" images of politicians.