Exactly one year ago, on the 26th of February, 2015, Avijit Roy, founder of the Muktomona Blog, was brutally murdered at the Dhaka Book Fair. Avijit Roy was visiting Dhaka in conjunction with the publication of two of his books. The attack also grievously injured his wife Bonya Ahmed.
A year has gone by. In the […]
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 […]
During the early morning hours of November 22, Bangladesh carried out the death sentences for two notorious war criminals of 1971. They were Salahuddin Quader (SQ) Chowdhury and Ali Ahsam Mohammed Mujahid (or Mojaheed).
The convicted were accused of taking part in mass murders and assassinations of innocent Bengalis during the 1971 liberation struggle against […]
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a statement asking for an immediate halt to the execution of the war criminals Salahuddin Quader (SQ) Chowdhury and Ali Hasan Mujahid in Bangladesh. HRW wants to portray this as a political vendetta of the ruling Awami League (AL) against the political parties of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and Bangladesh Nationalist […]
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, […]
Just like in any other months in recent history, it is with great sadness that we receive news of terrorism from Europe and Asia.
The month of November started with a car bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia, resulting in the death of 12 people. The Islamic militant organization Al Shabab claimed responsibility. On November 4, a […]