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A heartfelt apology to the killers of Avijit Roy

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave”, said Elmer Davis.

Her thought may have been directed to a land that is not ours but it is a perfect fit when days such as 26th of February comes to our door.

In Bangladesh, this is […]

By |February 26th, 2019|Avijit Roy|1 Comment

Fourth anniversary of the assassination of Avijit Roy

Avijit Roy (1971-2015) was a voice of reason in an age when people boast of their ignorance and lies are claimed as alternatives to universal truths. A software engineer by profession and a writer by avocation, Avijit Roy was a leading Bangladeshi-American human rights activist, author and a pioneer in Bengali free-thought movement.

In his short […]

Avijit Roy would have been 46 today

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By |September 12th, 2018|Avijit Roy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Avijit Roy and My Sense of Responsibility

Jibon Ahmed
(Jibon Ahmed, a photo-journalist helped Avijit Roy and Bonya Ahmed to get to a hospital after the attack. Translated from original Bengali published in Purboposchim http://pbd.news/open-views/38794/অভিজিৎ-রায়-ও-আমার-দায়িত্ববোধ)

Three years went by with little notice. During these years, I have spent many sleepless terror-filled nights. This fear will chase me around as long as I live. I […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Avijit Roy|4 Comments

Avijit Roy’s Campo de Fiori

It was a matter of bad luck that Giordano Bruno found himself back in his birth-land, Italy, after years of work and wanderings in France, England and Germany. It was his Venetian host Giovanni Moncenigo who denounced him to the Catholic inquisitors and after seven years of trail and imprisonment he was burned at the […]

By |February 26th, 2018|Avijit Roy|1 Comment

Three Years and Counting

 

It has been three years that Avijit Roy was killed right outside the Dhaka Ekushey Book Fair. The attack also resulted in serious injuries to his wife, Bonya Ahmed. The Bangladesh Government did not want to appear too zealous in curbing the Islamist militancy and took an unhurried approach in going after Avijit’s killers; the […]

By |February 26th, 2018|Avijit Roy, Blogger killings|0 Comments

FFRF announces memorial award on third anniversary of Avijit Roy’s assassination

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is proud to announce, on the third anniversary of the assassination of Avijit Roy, the creation of an annual award in his name. Roy, the Bangladesh-American writer and atheist, died at the hands of militant Islamists on the streets of Dhaka.

Avijit Roy initiated a new movement in free and rational […]

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