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  • blogger-writer Avijit Roy

    Cops release video of six suspects

    Analysing CCTV footage of last year's Amar Ekushey Book Fair, Dhaka Metropolitan Police claims to have detected six suspected killers of Bangladesh-born US citizen Avijit Roy.

  • blogger-writer Avijit Roy

    DMP publishes videos of ‘Avijit killers’

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police publishes seven videos of six suspected killers of writer and blogger Avijit Roy.

  • CCTV footage shows ‘killer’ apparently following Avijit: Cops

    Prime suspect in bloggers -- Avijit Roy and Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy – killing case, who was killed in an alleged gunfight today, is seen in CCTV footage when blogger Avijit Roy was killed last year.

  • Dad was killed for having an opinion: Avijit’s daughter

    On the first death anniversary of slain Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy, his stepdaughter Trisha Ahmed recounts the father she remembers and the attack on her parents she is trying to forget.

  • Cops claim identifying 3 Avijit killers

    Police claim to have identified three persons “who directly took part” in the killing of secular writer and blogger Avijit Roy last year. The three are members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, according to cops.

  • US hopes for breakthrough in Avijit murder probe

    The United States envoy hopes to see a ‘breakthrough’ in the ongoing investigation into the murder case of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy saying the ‘real culprits’ will hopefully be netted.

  • Stall closed at Ekushey book fair for ‘hurting religious sentiments’

    Authorities of Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka close down a book stall on charge of displaying a book that reportedly hurts religious sentiments.

  • Blogger killers to be resisted thru’ exemplary punishment: Minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says actions will be taken against the killers of bloggers and such criminals will be resisted through carrying out exemplary punishment.

  • UN condemns attacks on bloggers, publishers

    The UN strongly condemns the continuing violent attacks against bloggers and publishers in Bangladesh and urged the government to take urgent measures to protect the ones being threatened by extremists.

  • Attacks on publishers: Protests continue at DU

    Dhaka University teachers and students along with people from different walks of life continue their demonstrations on Dhaka University campus protesting the recent attacks on publishers and bloggers that killed one and injured three others.

  • Analysis: Distasteful comments

    Should we call them unthinking or distasteful or outcome of politics overpowering ethics, tastes and values? Yes, we are talking about what the politicians and ministers are saying about the recent attacks on publishers and freethinkers.

  • Attacks on Avijit’s publishers are isolated incidents: Kamal

    A day after the attacks on two publishers of slain blogger Avijit Roy, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says such attacks are isolated incidents and not new in Bangladesh.

  • Father’s fear came true

    Prof Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque feared for his son when he heard of the attack on Avijit Roy’s publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul.

  • Publisher killed in second attack in a day

    Publisher of Jagriti Prokashony is stabbed dead at his Shahbagh office shortly after assailants knifed another publisher of books written by slain blogger Avijit Roy along with two bloggers at his Lalmatia office.

  • Avijit killing: Farabi on fresh remand

    Shafiur Rahman Farabi, the lone arrestee in the blogger-writer Avijit Roy murder case, is placed in fresh remand for two more days.

  • Avijit killing: 3 Ansarullah men on 7-day remand

    A Dhaka court places three members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team on a seven-day remand each in connection with blogger Avijit Roy killing case.

  • Avijit killing: UK citizen, 2 other militants remanded

    A Dhaka court places three militants of banned outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team in seven-day remand in police custody over writer Avijit Roy’s killing.

  • Blogger killings: 'Mastermind' held in Dhaka

    Law enforcers claim to have arrested three militants of Ansarullah Bangla Team from Dhaka including the mastermind of Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy killings.

  • Avijit's wife Bonya speaks up (video)

    Rafida Ahmed Bonya, widow of slain Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, gives first ever video interview to an American group the gory attack, role of the government and rise of extremist elements in Bangladesh.

  • Al Qaeda spectre

    Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent has claimed responsibility for the death of four Bangladeshi bloggers, including US-based Bangladeshi writer Avijit Roy.

  • Avijit Roy


    ANOTHER blogger" is the phrase most English news media worldwide used in their headlines of blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu's

  • A screenshot of a blog of a militant blog description how to make bomb. We blurred the name of the blog and the process of bomb making.

    Militants giving bomb recipes on blog!

    Militants take their activities to a whole new level in Bangladesh, distributing bomb making manuals online and spreading their propaganda to millions worldwide.

  • Buet teacher questioned over Avijit murder

    Detectives question Farseem Mannan Mohammedy, an associate professor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), in connection with the killing of blogger-writer Avijit Roy

  • The grammar of investigation

    THE Law Commission Chairman Justice A.B.M. Khairul Haque found himself in the limelight when at a discussion he said: “He (the police chief) should have resigned that very day (when Avijit was murdered)…..We don't have this culture in our country.”

  • When will it all end?

    ANY direction you cast your gaze you encounter violence in myriad forms; situated in racial, religious, ethnic, or class conflict zones.

  • Indulgence towards bigots

    RELIGIOUS extremists are using the internet to spread their fanatical propaganda throughout the world and Bangladesh is no exception.

  • FBI gets Avijit murder evidence for DNA test

    Detective Branch of police hand over the evidence of writer-blogger Avijit Roy murder to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for DNA test, Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of DB, confirms it to reporters at his office

  • Detectives raid Farabi’s Sylhet house

    DB conducts a drive in the Sylhet residence of Shafiur Rahman Farabi, prime suspect in the blogger-writer Avijit Roy killing.

  • Avijit murder: Tackling intolerance

    THE horrific murder of Avijit Roy, an activist writer, in full public view, has shocked all but the bigoted fringe elements of our society.

  • Sleepwalking to cliff edge?

    THE US government has taken two exemplary steps in the wake of the brutal killing of Avijit Roy of Mokto Mona fame when he was returning with his spouse from Ekushey Boi Mela on Thursday last. First, it has flown out of a Dhaka hospital his critically injured wife Bonya Ahmad, taking her under the wings of a US hospital. Secondly, the US authorities are sending an FBI team to investigate Avijit's murder.