Avijit Roy


My Time with the Bangladeshi Bloggers Facing Terror and Machete Attacks

We went to Dhaka, where secular bloggers, writers, and publishers are being targeted with brutal methods aimed at suppressing free speech.
Ranbir Singh Sidhu
asia & pacific

Trapped Between Murder and Repression: Life as an Atheist Blogger in Bangladesh

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.
Charles Parkinson
asia & pacific

Islamic Militant Group Circulates Hit List of International Bloggers and Activists

The list released by Bangladeshi hardline organization Ansarullah Bangla Team follows a series of hacking deaths of bloggers.
asia & pacific

Threats, Attacks, and Murders Keep Bloggers in Bangladesh on Edge

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.
Syed Tashfin Chowdhury
asia & pacific

Masked Men Hack Another Atheist Bangladeshi Blogger to Death

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.
Syed Tashfin Chowdhury
war and conflict

Al Qaeda Franchise in Bangladesh Claims Responsibility for Blogger's Murder

Law enforcement authorities are determining the authenticity of the group's claims that it murdered an atheist blogger and others.
Syed Tashfin Chowdhury
asia & pacific

Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked to Death by Suspected Islamic Extremists

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.
Syed Tashfin Chowdhury
asia & pacific

Bangladesh Arrests Prime Suspect in American Blogger Murder

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.
Syed Tashfin Chowdhury
asia & pacific

Protesters Take to the Streets Over Atheist American Blogger Hacked to Death in Dhaka

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.
Syed Tashfin Chowdhury