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  • Blogger Avijit Roy murder

    'Another killer' of Avijit held

    Counterterrorism officials yesterday claimed that they arrested an Ansar al Islam militant who along with three others hacked to death writer-blogger Avijit Roy nearly three years ago.

  • Charge sheet against six

    Avijit Murder: Suspect gives confessional statement

    A suspect in blogger Avijit Roy murder case yesterday confessed before a Dhaka court that he was among four Ansar Al Islam operatives who did a recce of the killing spot near TSC of Dhaka University five to six days before the murder.

  • Avijit murder: FBI reports soon

    Examination of the 11 evidence, which were collected from the crime scene of blogger Avijit murder and sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), have been completed, Additional Commissioner Monirul Islam of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) said today.

  • Avijit murder: Light was inadequate, cops say

    Police say the road in front of Bangla Academy where blogger Avijit Roy was killed last year was not adequately lit.

  • Gonojagoron Mancha rejects verdict, calls for protest

    The Gonojagoron Mancha rejects the verdict handed for February 2013 murder of blogger Rajib Haider and called for protests.

  • CPJ condemns attacks on liberal minds

    Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned Saturday’s separate attacks that killed publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan and injured another publisher Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury Tutul.

  • Blogger Tareq not out of danger yet

    Blogger Tareq Rahim, who was shot and hacked at Shuddhoswar Prokashani office in Lalmatia on Saturday, is still not out of danger while the conditions of Shuddhoswar's Ahmedur Rashid Tutul and another Ranadipam Basu have slightly improved.

  • Attacks on Avijit’s publishers are isolated incidents: Kamal

    A day after the attacks on two publishers of slain blogger Avijit Roy, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says such attacks are isolated incidents and not new in Bangladesh.

  • Shafiur Rahman acquitted in ICT case

    Avijit killing: Farabi on fresh remand

    Shafiur Rahman Farabi, the lone arrestee in the blogger-writer Avijit Roy murder case, is placed in fresh remand for two more days.

  • Avijit killing: 3 Ansarullah men on 7-day remand

    A Dhaka court places three members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team on a seven-day remand each in connection with blogger Avijit Roy killing case.

  • Ansarullah chief, 2 more held over Avijit, Ananta murder: Rab

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims to arrest three members of Ansarullah Bangla Team including its chief in Dhaka for their alleged involvement in the killing of bloggers Ananta Bijoy Das and Avijit Roy.

  • 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.

  • Open letter urges arrest of ‘blogger-killers’

    Following a string of brutal “machete” murders of Bangladeshi bloggers, an open letter today calls upon the Bangladeshi government to stop “victim-blaming” the bloggers and focus on catching the extremists who are murdering them.

  • Avijit killing: UK citizen, 2 other militants remanded

    A Dhaka court places three militants of banned outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team in seven-day remand in police custody over writer Avijit Roy’s killing.

  • Yet another blogger killed

    Yet another online activist is stabbed to death by unknown assailants at his East Goran residence in Dhaka.

  • Blogger murders worry 150 authors including Rushdie

    Leading authors, including Salman Rushdie and fellow Booker prize winners Margaret Atwood and Yann Martell, call on Bangladesh's government to put an end to a spate of deadly attacks on atheist bloggers.

  • Online writers and activists must be protected

    THE serial killing of bloggers in Bangladesh, with little development as far as catching and punishing the assassins are concerned, has compelled the Human Rights Forum (Bangladesh) to call upon the government to provide protection to online writers/activists, many of them still on the hit-list of religious extremists.

  • Has the country turned into a killing ground for free thinkers?

    If one analyses why criminality and corruption are so pervasive in the society, the first and foremost answer would be the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators.


    In just over two years, Bangladesh has lost five dynamic, assertive, free thinkers to gruesome acts of deliberate violence.

  • UK, EU condemn blogger Ananta murder

    United Kingdom and European Union have strongly condemned the brutal murder of Ananta Bijoy Das, blogger and organiser of local Gonojagoron Mancha in Sylhet.

  • 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.