Attacks on Atheist Bloggers in Bangladesh

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A number of atheist and secularist bloggers were murdered or seriously injured by Islamic militants in Bangladesh as of early 2013. Notable incidents included the attacks of Ahmed Rajib Haider (murdered)[1], Asif Mohiuddin (survived)[2], Sunnyur Rahaman (survived)[3], Shafiul Islam (murdered)[4], Avijit Roy (murdered)[5], Oyasiqur Rhaman (murdured)[6], Ananta Bijoy Das (murdured)[7], Niloy Chatterjee (murdured)[8], Faisal Arefin Dipan (murdured), Ranadeep Basu, Tareque Rahim,[9] Nazimuddin Samad (murdered),[10] and Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury (murdured).[11] Many of the bloggers were active in the Shahbag movement, which demanded the death penalty for war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah.

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