Bangladesh arrest two suspected Islamists over blogger murder

The Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested two suspected members of a banned Islamist group over the brutal killing of an atheist blogger, an official said.

Bangladeshi blogger murder probe makes headway; two arrested

Two members of a banned al Qaeda- affiliated Bangladeshi militant group including nephew of a minister were on Friday arrested in connection with the hacking to death of a fourth secular blogger here last week, the first arrest in the case that sparked global outrage.

Bangladesh police chief`s blogger warning sparks uproar

 Secular activists expressed outrage Monday after Bangladesh's national police chief warned bloggers they faced jail for posting material deemed offensive following last week's machete murder of a secular writer. Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque warned bloggers in the officially secular but Muslim-majority country against hurting religious sentiments.

Bangladesh police launches massive hunt to nab killers of blogger

Bangladesh police on Saturday launched a massive hunt to nab the killers of secular blogger Niloy Chakrabarty Neel whose body bore around 14 hack wounds, four of which were on the neck.

Bangladeshi blogger killed: Four suspected Islamist militants booked

Bangladeshi blogger killed: Four suspected Islamist militants booked

A murder case has been filed against four suspected Islamist militants in connection with the brutal killing of a secular Bangladeshi blogger who was hacked to death after the assailants entered his flat here posing as potential tenants.

Slain Bangladeshi blogger's wife files case against assailants

Slain Bangladeshi blogger's wife files case against assailants

 

Dhaka: The wife of a slain Bangladeshi blogger known for his secular views has filed a case against the assailants, the media reported on Saturday.

Five Ethiopian bloggers, journalists released from custody

Five Ethiopian journalists and bloggers who were at the centre of a long-running criminal case that government critics say was meant to silence them have been released, while four others remain in custody, rights group said on Thursday.

Teenaged blogger jailed in Singapore for posting offensive videos

A 16-year-old blogger was sentenced to four weeks in prison in Singapore for posting offensive videos on YouTube in a trial that attracted much criticism from human rights organisations.

Canada offers to take in jailed Saudi blogger Badawi

Canada offered Friday to take in Raif Badawi, a jailed Saudi blogger who faces flogging, listing him as a priority immigrant on humanitarian grounds so that he might rejoin his family already living here.

Saudi blogger lawyer wins human rights prize

Saudi lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair, who is defending a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes in the Middle East country was on Friday awarded the prestigious Ludovic Trarieux Prize for his work defending human rights, organisers said.

Saudi Arabia rejects interference in blogger case

The Saudi Arabian foreign ministry rejected on Thursday criticism made by some countries and international organisations on the arrest of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Saudi Arabia condemns foreign criticism of blogger case

Saudi Arabia on Thursday condemned foreign criticism of a 1,000-lash sentence that the kingdom`s highest court upheld against a blogger, rejecting "interference" in its internal affairs.

Saudi Arabia court upholds blogger's sentence of 10 years, 1,000 lashes

Saudi Arabia`s Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of 10 years imprisonment and 1,000 lashes on a blogger, Raif Badawi, who was arrested in 2012 for "insulting Islam through electronic channels".

Another 'atheist' blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh, AQIS claims responsibility

Another 'atheist' blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh, AQIS claims responsibility

In third such incident in less than three months, another secular blogger was hacked to death in Bangladeshi city of Sylhet on Tuesday morning.

Tunisia frees blogger jailed for defaming army

Tunisian authorities have released a blogger handed six months in prison for defaming the army, after he served more than half his sentence, his brother said Friday.

Bangladesh secular writers fearful after second blogger slain

The writer, a thin young man who fears the growing interweaving of religion and politics in Bangladesh, knows his turn could come next.

Another blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh: Police

 A blogger was hacked to death in the Bangladesh capital on Monday, police said, in the latest attack on the country`s independent writers after an American atheist blogger was killed in the same way in February.

Eight charged in Bangladesh blogger's 2013 murder

A court in Bangladesh`s capital Dhaka has framed charges against eight people in connection with the murder of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in 2013, media reported on Wednesday.

Slain US blogger`s widow voices fury at Bangladesh police

The widow of an American atheist blogger who was murdered in Bangladesh last month accused police Wednesday of standing idle while he was being hacked to death with machetes in downtown Dhaka.

Mamata Banerjee condemns killing of Bangladeshi blogger

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the brutal murder of American- Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy, saying everyone has the freedom of speech and expression.