27 February 2015

Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh capital

.... Roy had founded a popular Bengali-language blog - Mukto-mona, or Free Mind - in which articles on scientific reasoning and religious extremism featured prominently.

Anujit Roy, his younger brother, says Roy had returned to the country earlier this month and was planning to return there next month.

Similar attacks have previously taken place in Bangladesh.

Investigators have said religious fanatics were behind those attacks. In 2013, another blogger, Ahmed Rajib Haider, who also spoke out against religious fanatics, was killed by unidentified assailants near his home in Dhaka. [Al Jazeera] Read more