attack on bloggers

US hopes for breakthrough in Avijit murder probe

The United States envoy hopes to see a ‘breakthrough’ in the ongoing investigation into the murder case of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy saying the ‘real culprits’ will hopefully be netted.

May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016

US to continue support to counter terrorism in Bangladesh

In light of the recent spate of killings of bloggers, intellectuals, and religious minorities in the country, the United States assures that they will continue to stand with Bangladesh in its efforts to counter terrorist activities prevailing in the country.

February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016

US hopes for breakthrough in Avijit murder probe

The United States envoy hopes to see a ‘breakthrough’ in the ongoing investigation into the murder case of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy saying the ‘real culprits’ will hopefully be netted.

January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016

Freedom of expression under attack in Bangladesh: HRW

Freedom of expression came under severe attack in Bangladesh in 2015, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2016.

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.

December 27, 2015
December 27, 2015

Year full of attacks

It started with individuals. Then shrines, mosques and temples started to become their targets while the attacks on secular and religious individuals continues.

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

HR groups call on US to grant asylum to Bangladesh bloggers

A coalition of human rights groups calls on the USA to grant temporary visas to secular writers from Bangladesh after a series of bloody attacks by Islamist militants.

November 24, 2015
November 24, 2015

Refusing to succumb to fear

The question we must be asking ourselves now is what this new fear means for our literary and intellectual culture in the bigger picture. It means the demise of whatever we have achieved in the past four and a half decades since our independence.

November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015

Hope is hollow on its own

I have been silent for a while. Because I refuse to react to the brutality of the world around us, I prefer to respond. And I wanted to wait till things passed.

November 11, 2015
November 11, 2015

US sees threat of more attacks on foreigners in Bangladesh

Foreigners may be attacked again in Bangladesh, the US State Department said in a travel alert on Tuesday that urged Americans to be cautious and vigilant in that country.

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

Blogger killers to be resisted thru’ exemplary punishment: Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says actions will be taken against the killers of bloggers and such criminals will be resisted through carrying out exemplary punishment.