We went to Dhaka, where secular bloggers, writers, and publishers are being targeted with brutal methods aimed at suppressing free speech.
Four bloggers and a publisher have been hacked to death in Bangladesh in 2015. Yet, as the survivor of a previous attack told VICE News, atheist writers there also have to deal with government repression.
The list released by Bangladeshi hardline organization Ansarullah Bangla Team follows a series of hacking deaths of bloggers.
The government has banned an Islamist militant group suspected of being behind recent blogger killings, but persecuted commentators argue that it appears to be in league with fundamentalists.
Secular writer Ananta Bijoy Das is the third blogger to be killed in Bangladesh in as many months. Writers say Islamists in the country are waging a campaign of terror against bloggers.
Law enforcement authorities are determining the authenticity of the group's claims that it murdered an atheist blogger and others.
The killing is the latest in a string of similar attacks on secular writers, including the murder of US-based author Avijit Roy during a visit to the country last month.
Farabi Shafiur Rahman was detained this morning as he was about to board a bus out of Dhaka. The suspect has reportedly made several death threats against Avijit Roy, the atheist author hacked to death on Thursday.
On Thursday, Avijit Roy, an US-Bangladeshi blogger and author was killed by two men with machetes. Protesters at Dhaka University are now demanding the arrest of his killers.