Monday, March 30, 2015
Second Blogger Hacked and Murdered In Bangladesh
A blogger was hacked to death in Bangladesh capital, in a latest brutal on country's independent writers. Police have arrested two men over the murder which comes just week after an American atheist blogger was also hacked to death in Dhaka, a crime that triggered international outrage. Wasiq ur Rahman, 27, was brutally hacked to death with big knife just 460 meters from his home in Dhaka's Bengunan area. It was said that it was not known surely whether the victim was an atheist blogger but another social media writer said he was known to write "against religious fundamentalists." Head of Blogger and Online Activists Network in Bangladesh told," It appeared Rahman used to write using a penname Kutshit Hasher Chhana (Ugly Duckling), he was a progressive free thinker and was against religious fundamentalism." Ajvit Roy was another atheist blogger to have been murdered in Muslim majority country in the last two years and the fourth writer to have been attacked since 2004. His killing sparked an uproar at home and abroad with hundreds of secular activists holding protests to demand justice. They also slammed the country's secular government for not doing enough to protect humanist writers.