Vietnam court jails blogger for seven years for 'propaganda' over spill

A court in Vietnam jailed a blogger on Monday for seven years for "conducting propaganda against the state", the latest action against a critic of the one-party state.

Nov 27, 2017, 14:31 PM IST

Murdered Maldivian blogger's father seeks India's help

 "I want India to press the Maldives government to make my son`s murder case investigation go for a fair trial," Hussain Rasheed.

May 20, 2017, 12:32 PM IST

Bangladesh arrests killer of secular blogger, publisher

An Islamist militant leader who "directly took part" in the brutal murders of a secular blogger and a publisher in Bangladesh has been arrested here, police said on Saturday as they identified an ex-army officer as the mastermind of fatal attacks on secular writers in the country.

Nov 12, 2016, 19:31 PM IST

Dhaka court indicts five militants for blogger's murder in 2015

A Dhaka court on Wednesday charged five activists of a banned militant outfit for the 2015 murder of popular blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, who wrote against the Jamaat-e-Islami and radical Islamists.

Jul 20, 2016, 16:39 PM IST

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.

Aug 28, 2015, 01:55 AM IST

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.

Aug 14, 2015, 20:39 PM IST

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.

Aug 10, 2015, 19:39 PM IST

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.

Aug 08, 2015, 19:03 PM IST

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.

Aug 08, 2015, 14:07 PM IST

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.

Aug 08, 2015, 13:18 PM IST

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.

Jul 09, 2015, 23:16 PM IST

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.

Jul 06, 2015, 20:26 PM IST

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.

Jun 12, 2015, 22:57 PM IST

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.

Jun 12, 2015, 22:14 PM IST

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.

Jun 11, 2015, 23:27 PM IST

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.

Jun 11, 2015, 22:02 PM IST

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".

Jun 08, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

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.

May 12, 2015, 14:13 PM IST

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.

Apr 17, 2015, 19:02 PM IST

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.

Apr 04, 2015, 22:25 PM IST