Atheist Bangladesh blogger hacked to death


On 30 March, NGO “Reporters Without Borders,” urged authorities in Bangladesh to allocate resources to protect bloggers who are the targets of online threats by radical religious groups

Ananta Bijoy Das was attacked by a masked gang wielding machetes

Another secular blogger was murdered in Bangladesh, marking the third assassination since the start of the year.

Ananta Bijoy Das, a 33-year-old banker, was hacked to death by four assailants using machetes in Bangladesh on Tuesday. “Attackers wearing masks hacked Ananta Bijoy Das with machetes in Sylhet city at around 8.30am this morning. We have learnt that he was a writer,” deputy commissioner of Sylhet police Faisal Mahmud told AFP.

Imran Sarker, head of a Bangladeshi bloggers’ associa...

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