Saturday, 8 August 2015

Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked To Death After Condemning Islamic Killings

A Bangladeshi blogger has been hacked to death by a gang armed with machetes at his home on Friday. Niloy Neel, known for his atheist views and criticism of Islam is believed to be the fourth secularist blogger to have been killed this year by suspected Islamist militants in Bangladesh.

Neel, 40, wrote posts condemning the recent killings of three other bloggers in his country.He also regularly wrote about women's and minority rights, communal violence and the oppression of Hindus in Bangladesh.

Imran Sarkar, head of the Bangladesh Blogger and Activist Network, also confirmed Neel's death.

"He was the voice against fundamentalism and extremism and was even a voice for minority rights - especially women's rights and the rights of indigenous people," he said.

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