Ahmed Rajib Haider

2 get death; 6 others jailed

A Dhaka court yesterday handed down death penalty to two people and different jail terms to six others, including the chief of banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, for the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider almost three years ago. Rajib was an activist of Shahbagh movement and used to write against Jamaat-Shibir and war criminals on different blogs under the pseudo name of Thaba Baba. He was hacked to death near his Mirpur house in the capital on February 15, 2013. The 32-year-old architect was the first secular blogger to have been killed in Bangladesh.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

CPJ welcomes blogger Rajib murder convictions

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) welcomes convictions in the case of Bangladeshi blogger Rajib Haider, who was hacked to death in February 2013.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

It's not enough

It was a long battle of a father.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

2 get death; 6 others jailed

A Dhaka court yesterday handed down death penalty to two people and different jail terms to six others, including the chief of banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, for the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider almost three years ago. Rajib was an activist of Shahbagh movement and used to write against Jamaat-Shibir and war criminals on different blogs under the pseudo name of Thaba Baba. He was hacked to death near his Mirpur house in the capital on February 15, 2013. The 32-year-old architect was the first secular blogger to have been killed in Bangladesh.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

I reject this verdict: Rajib’s father

Slain blogger Rajib's father rejects the verdict of his son’s murder alleging that it was "dictated".

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

Rajib murder: 2 to die, Ansarullah chief jailed for 5yrs

In the first verdict of blogger killings, a Dhaka court has handed death to two, life term jail to another, five-year jail term for Ansarullah Bangla Team chief Mufti Jashim and various jail terms to five others for killing blogger Rajib Haider in February 2013.

December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

Blogger Rajib murder verdict Thursday

A tribunal in Dhaka sets Thursday to deliver verdict in the blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider murder case. The chief of militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team and seven former students of a private university are the accused in the case.

August 29, 2015
August 29, 2015

Witness identifies blogger Niloy’s killer, cops say

A witness identifies one of the four suspects held in connection with blogger Niloy murder, confirming that he took part in the August 7 grisly killing at Goran neighbourhood in Dhaka, cops say.

May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015

Avijit's wife Bonya speaks up (video)

Rafida Ahmed Bonya, widow of slain Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, gives first ever video interview to an American group the gory attack, role of the government and rise of extremist elements in Bangladesh.

March 31, 2015
March 31, 2015

Blogger killed in city again

Barely a month after the brutal murder of Avijit Roy, another blogger and online activist was hacked to death in broad daylight yesterday. Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, 27, was attacked by three cleaver-wielding youths in the capital's Tejgaon Industrial area around 9:00am.

March 18, 2015
March 18, 2015

Rajib killing: Ansarullah Bangla Team chief, 7 NSU students indicted

Chief of militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team and seven students of North South University indicted in case filed for blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider's killing