Day: May 12, 2015

BREAKING: Blogger Ananta Bijoy Das Hacked to Death by Masked Islamic Militants

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Ananta was the editor of science based Magazine Jukti and he regularly contributed to Mukto-Mona Blog whose founder Avijit Roy was slain in February

A secular blogger in Bangladesh has been hacked to death in north-eastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack since the start of the year, police say.

Ananta Bijoy Das was attacked by a masked gang wielding machetes in the city of Sylhet, reports say.

“A friend of Mr Das says he was on an alleged hit list of atheist bloggers held by Islamist militants.”

He is the third blogger to be killed in Bangladesh since February.

Mr Das wrote blogs for Mukto-Mona, a website once moderated by Avijit Roy, himself hacked to death in February.

Mr Roy, a Bangladeshi-born US writer who had criticised religious intolerance, was killed in a machete attack while he was visiting the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

And in March, another…

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