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Trisha Ahmed writes to stepfather Avijit Roy after the verdict.

Bonya Ahmed’s daughter Trisha Ahmed writes to the stepfather Avijit Roy in Baltimore Sun, with so much of robustness, dejection and comprehension.

Money used to flow in to kill bloggers, publishers and ” in Bangladesh, one of your publisher’s attackers confessed. So, who funded your murder?

I thought, if the Bangladeshi investigators don’t have answers, then […]

Bonya Ahmed’s Statement on the Avijit Roy Murder Verdict February 16, 2021

We got a verdict today after six years of confusion and delay. I am sorry for turning down media requests for interviews. Instead, I am posting this statement below to summarize the situation and pose questions that have gone unanswered.

In 2015 my late husband Avijit Roy — Avi — and I visited Bangladesh, our home […]

By |February 16th, 2021|Avijit Roy, Blogger killings|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 […]

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 […]

Hedenius Prize 2017 goes to blogger Shamima Aktar

This year’s Hedenius Prize is awarded to Shamima Aktar for her work for women’s rights and integration, as well as as representative of secular bloggers and activists forced to fly to Sweden from Bangladesh.

Shamima Aktar (Shamima Mitu) is awarded the 2017 Hedenius Prize for her work for women’s rights in Bangladesh and Sweden. She is […]

Avijit Roy: The Gadfly voice of reason

Avijit Roy(1972-2015) 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 passion Avijit Roy was a leading Bangladeshi-American human rights activist, author and a pioneer in Bengali free-thought movement.

The country of […]

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