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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 […]

The Brave are the Dead: Barbarism in Bangladesh

By: Chris Emmanuel Dsouza

The cult of ISIS style king has penetrated into Bangladesh society. This has been well orchestrated in the series of street murders of Secular Bloggers in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a country, which was carved out of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 1971, after a bloody battle against the Pakistan Army, costing over […]

Documentary: Freethinking Apocalypse

Svenska P.E.N. And ABF organised a seminar on the recent blogger killing, the rise of fundamentalism in Bangladesh, and the hypocritical silence of ongoing government on these facts. A premier has also been made of ‘Freethinking Apocalypse’ documentary, directed by Foring Camelia and assisted by D.M.S Sultan on last 11th April, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. […]

Life under Islamists’ Machetes in Bangladesh

Guest Post: Sabbir Hossain

Bangladesh stared her journey as a secular country but the characteristics of secularism were never institutionally practiced; as a result Bangladesh is now on the verge of Islamists’ supremacy.

The plight of secular activists & writers ran from the very the beginning of Bangladesh. Poet Daud Haider had to leave Bangladesh due […]

My talk at the Harvard Humanist Hub

I was honored to talk at the Harvard humanist Hub yesterday. The first part of the talk was very similar to the one I delivered in London for the Voltaire Lecture arranged by British Humanist Association, in 2015. In the second half of the talk, I tried to speak to the humanist community worldwide, […]

Razor’s Edge: A documentary on the current situation of the Bangladeshi atheist bloggers

Swedish “The Dissident Blog’s” Special Issue on Bangladesh

The Dissident Blog is a publication of the Swedish PEN that wants to bring to light texts “that can neither be written nor published in the writers’ own countries.” The goal is provide these writings a Swedish as well as an international audience. This is an excellent well-developed online magazine that should be on the […]

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