The life of a threatened blogger
A conflict rooted in history
During the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971, Bengalis sought independence from Pakistan. Radical Islamist groups fought on the side of the Pakistani Army, many committing atrocities including rape and killings. In 2013, people took to Dhaka's Shahbag Square to demand tougher sanctions for the war criminals. In turn, Islamists published the "hit list", targeting the protest-initiating bloggers.