DHAKA Attackers armed with machetes killed a blogger in Bangladesh on Friday, a fourth such murdering of an online censor of eremite extremism in 6 months, call calls by tellurian rights groups for a quick and consummate investigation.
Militants have targeted secularist writers in Bangladesh in new years, while a supervision has attempted to moment down on hardline Islamist groups seeking to make a majority-Muslim South Asian republic of 160 million people a sharia-based state.
Niloy Chatterjee, 40, an disciple of secularism, was killed in his prosaic in a collateral Dhaka, pronounced military central Mustafizur Rahman.
“We are speechless. He was perfectionist probity for a murdering of other bloggers,” pronounced Imran Sarker, conduct of a network of activists and bloggers.
“Who will be subsequent for perfectionist probity for Niloy?”
Chatterjee, who used a pen-name Niloy Neel, was a censor of eremite extremism that led to bombings in mosques and a murdering of civilians, Sarker said.
Chatterjee was also one of hundreds of bloggers pushing a transformation perfectionist a genocide chastisement for Islamist leaders indicted of atrocities in Bangladesh’s 1971 fight of independence.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina non-stop an exploration into fight crimes in 2010.
A judiciary has given convicted several comparison leaders of an Islamist party, who in 1971 against a breakaway of Bangladesh, afterwards famous as East Pakistan, from Pakistan, of several crimes.
They denied wrongdoing.
U.N. tellurian rights investigators and rights groups cursed Friday’s murdering and called for a consummate investigation.
“The aroused murdering of another vicious voice in Bangladesh shows that critical threats to leisure of countenance insist in a country,” U.N. special rapporteur on leisure of countenance David Kaye and a special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings Christof Heyns pronounced in a corner matter released in Geneva.
Amnesty International urged Bangladesh to send a clever summary that killings directed during silencing dissenting voices were inhuman and would not be tolerated.
“Thorough, effective, eccentric and just investigations contingency be carried out soon to safeguard that all those obliged are brought to probity in satisfactory trials but chance to a genocide penalty,” Amnesty pronounced in a statement.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) also appealed to a Hasina supervision to solve “this barbarous murder”.
In February, machete-wielding assailants killed a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi start and censor of eremite militancy, Avijit Roy, and severely harmed his mother and associate blogger, Rafida Bonya Ahmed, after they left a book fair.
On Mar 30, Washiqur Rahman, another physical blogger who aired his snub over Roy’s genocide on amicable media, was killed in a identical fashion. Another physical blogger, Ananta Bijoy Das, was hacked to genocide on May 12.
The Indian-born conduct of al-Qaeda in a Indian subcontinent claimed shortcoming in May for a array of attacks in Bangladesh and Pakistan, including Roy’s. The United States pronounced it was incompetent to endorse a claim.
(Additional stating by Stephanie Nebehay in Geneva; Editing by Gareth Jones)
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