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Getting to Know Avijit Roy

I am penning down my thoughts on the occasion of Avijit Roy’s first death anniversary.

I got introduced to Avijit Roy in the worst possible way when a picture is forwarded to my WhatsApp inbox last year during the end of February. The photo was of a woman with blood soaked clothes asking for help, a […]

By |February 25th, 2016|Avijit Roy, Blogger killings, Mukto-Mona|0 Comments

Epigraph for the Freedom of Thought Report

Rafida Ahmed writes in the preface to the 2015 edition, “once a country silences and intimidates its intellectuals and freethinkers, a vicious cycle of terror and extremism becomes inevitable”. We must not let that happen. Freedom of Thought Report: 2015

“My late husband, Avijit Roy, was a science author, a blogger, a writer on topics from […]

Remarks for Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Briefing on Human Rights in Bangladesh

Announcement of the briefing from Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission website

Opening Remarks by Rep. Jim McGovern
Introduction by Michael De Dora
Statement by Rafida Bonya Ahmed
Statement by Karin D. Karlekar

Statement By Rafida Bonya Ahmed

Let me first thank Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and also the Center for Inquiry for inviting me to highlight the stories of human […]

A different kind of Halloween In Bangladesh: Brutal killings of free-thinkers

Halloween or Hallowe’en, a contraction of all Hallows’ Evening, is a celebration brought to the USA by the Irish and Scottish immigrants in 19th century. In the late 20th century this celebration of Halloween was also observed in other western countries. Now, in the present time Halloween is celebrated in almost all the western countries […]

Joint Statement: Calling on the Canadian government to help secularists in Bangladesh

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,

We, the undersigned organizations and concerned supporters, urgently call on the Canadian government to act on behalf of one of its citizens, Monika Mistry, to help her Bangladeshi husband recover in safety from a brutal attack he suffered in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

On October 31, 2015, Tareq Rahim, an intellectual, […]

Bangladesh: the Killing Field

In the Killing Field that Bangladesh has become, brutal assassination of Faisal Arefin Dipan, and attempted murder of Ahmed Rashid Tutil, Ronom Dipam Basu and Tareq Rahim, as heart-breaking and depressing as it is, it is not surprising; and less so is the reaction of Dipan’s father, who has, as reported by the media, refused […]

Humanists urge Dutch Government to take action regarding Bangladesh

Boris van den Ham, the chairman of the Dutch Humanist Association has sent the following letter to the heads of the Dutch Government urging them to bring the issue of the assassinations of the free thinkers in Bangladesh during the Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina’s visit to the Netherlands. The letter has been translated from Dutch, […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Activism, Blogger killings|1 Comment
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