The brutal killings of a number of bloggers in Bangladesh have forced writers critical of Islam into exile. Islamic groups posted the names of all of the victims in online hit lists. Will the government take a stand to protect freedom of expression?
Even a year after the murder of US-Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy, the killers remain at large. Since then, three more bloggers and a publisher have suffered the same fate and many others have fled the country.
Blogger Arnab Goswami's articles and views in support of atheism have put his life in danger and forced him to flee his home country Bangladesh. The writer now lives in Germany, but faces an uncertain future.
The first anniversary of the murder of blogger Avijit Roy at the Dhaka Book Fair at the hands of Islamist extremists falls on February 26. Roy was a courageous man whose memory we should cherish, says DW’s Grahame Lucas.
Bangladeshi bloggers and activists have demanded justice for Nazimuddin Samad, a secular campaigner killed on Wednesday. A fellow activist believes the government must take proper steps to rein in religious extremism.
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