4th blogger killed in Bangladesh by suspected militants

August 8, 2015 - photo frame

Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) – Suspected militants posing as tenants entered an unit building and hacked to genocide a physical blogger in Bangladesh’s collateral in a fourth such lethal conflict this year, military said.

Friends of Niloy Chottopadhay, 40, who also used an online name of Niloy Chowdhury, pronounced he had perceived several threats recently, call him to mislay all his photos from his blog. They pronounced he was a physical blogger and had a Facebook comment with a name “Niloy Neel” in that he criticized radical Islamists during home and abroad.

Asha Moni, a victim’s wife, pronounced during slightest 4 immature people pounded her father Friday.

She filed a murder box opposite 4 unnamed persons, military central Zahidur Rahman pronounced Saturday, though no arrests have been done so far.

Hours after a assault, Ansar-al-Islam, that comprehension officials trust is dependent with al-Qaida on a Indian subcontinent, sent an email to media organizations claiming shortcoming for a murdering and job a blogger an rivalry of Allah. The flawlessness of a email could not be exclusively confirmed.

The U.S. State Department cursed it as a “cowardly murder.”

“This iniquitous act once again underscores a need to work together to opposite aroused extremism. We mount with Bangladeshis who reject this infamous act and who work to strengthen space for leisure of expression,” orator Mark Toner said

United Nations tellurian rights officials called for Bangladeshi authorities to safeguard burden and forestall such violence.

“The orderly targeting of vicious voices aims during compelling a enlightenment of overpower and fear,” special rapporteur on leisure of expression, David Kaye, and extrajudicial executions, Christof Heyns, pronounced in a matter in Geneva.

The murdering is a fourth of a physical blogger given February, when a Bangladeshi-American male who was also vicious of Islam, Avijit Roy, was hacked to genocide on a Dhaka University campus while walking with his wife.

Two others were pounded and killed in Mar and May, one in Dhaka and another in a northeastern city of Sylhet.

Detectives contend radical groups were behind a prior attacks and have done some arrests, though have unsuccessful to make any vital advance into a killings.

The family and friends pronounced Chowdhury had sought military insurance after he was threatened though military asked him to leave a nation for his safety.

Moni pronounced her father went to during slightest dual military stations for recording a censure in May after he was followed by dual group on streets, though his censure was not registered.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal denied a explain that Chowdhury went to military to find confidence for him.

Islam is Bangladesh’s state religion, though a nation is governed by physical laws formed on British common law. Over a final decade or so, impassioned interpretations of Islam have usually gained ground.


Associated Press author Matthew Pennington in Washington contributed to this report.

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