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Ode for Avijit Roy

Melancholy has become the mantra
As fear and conjecture has become the currency of the ruler
Truth and justice have become words of prejudice
Pain and suffering the primary means of interacting.

What happened to the notion of discourse?
When people can talk despite being distraught.
Drawing a machete was completely out of the question
Because that does not leave room for […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Avijit Roy, Blogger killings, Freethinking|0 Comments

The Legacy of a Martyred Freethinker

By: Adeeb Chowdhury

For some, Avijit Roy was the harbinger of freethinking, an incandescent augury,
heralding in a new era placing emphasis on logic, science, and reason, and ridding ourselves of
past superstitions and erroneous, fallacious beliefs, and a forerunner of the nationwide deviation
from the irrational. He served as a beacon of social […]

By |September 10th, 2016|Avijit Roy, Bangladesh, Blogger killings, Freethinking|1 Comment

Ansarullah Bangla Team: Genesis and Beyond

In Bangladesh, a climate of fear has engulfed the secular activists of the country with the advent of a radical Islamist group. Known under the name of “Ansarullah Bangla Team,” its members are believed to be highly engaged in social media and also tech-savvy. Over the past few years, this youth-oriented radical Islamist group stole […]

Who is the mastermind behind Avijit’s murder?

Mukto-Mona founder and author Avijit Roy’s father Ajay Roy; a former university teacher was interviewed by TV journalist Farzana Rupa. The interview was broadcasted on Channel 71 on June 21st, 2015. Two days before the interview, in a separate interview with Bangla Tribune, Ajay Roy mentioned the names of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology […]

MuktoMona founder Avijit Roy murder prime accused ABT terrorist Sharif killed in Dhaka

Prime suspect of the murder of Avijit Roy, the Mukto-Mona founder and writer, has been killed in a “gunfight” with the Detective Branch (DB) of police in Khilgaon area of Dhaka. His name is Sharif alias Hadi. He was a member of the AL-Queda Indian Sub-continent affiliated Bangladeshi Islamic terrorist group Ansar Bangla, confirmed the […]

By |June 19th, 2016|Avijit Roy, bangalee freethinker|1 Comment

CNN Article: Whose death anniversary will I mourn next?

On the morning of February 26, as I was mourning the loss of my husband last year, I was left wondering something else: Whose death anniversary will I mourn next?

A year ago on Thursday, secular blogger Ananta Bijoy Das was attacked and killed on his way to work in northeastern Bangladesh. That attack came after […]

In support of secular bloggers and freethinkers in Bangladesh – The Nordic and Estonian PEN centres condemn the acts of violence and demand protection for those in danger

 

27.4.2016

Freedom of expression is under a serious threat once again in Bangladesh, where four freethinkers have been brutally murdered within a month:

On April 25th Xulhaz Mannan, a gay rights activist and an editor at LGBT magazine, Roopbaan, and a fellow activist and USAID employee Tanay Mojumdar were killed in Mannan’s apartment.
On April 23rd Professor Rezaul […]

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