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Bangladeshi Editor, 81, Is Accused in Plot to Kill Leader’s Son

Bangladeshi Editor, 81, Is Accused in Plot to Kill Leader’s Son
nytimes.com — DHAKA, Bangladesh - The Bangladeshi police arrested a prominent magazine editor on Saturday, accusing him of being involved in a plot to kill the son of the prime minister. The arrest was the latest in a string of criminal proceedings against journalists in the country.

Secular Activist in Bangladesh Is Killed After Criticizing Militant Islam

Secular Activist in Bangladesh Is Killed After Criticizing Militant Islam
nytimes.com — NEW DELHI - Men armed with machetes have killed a secular activist in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, a police official said on Thursday, the latest in a series of grisly attacks on intellectuals and bloggers who have written critically about militant Islam on social media.

In 2 Minutes, Bangladesh Rejects 28-Year-Old Challenge to Islam’s Role

In 2 Minutes, Bangladesh Rejects 28-Year-Old Challenge to Islam’s Role
mobile.nytimes.com — DHAKA, Bangladesh - It took Bangladesh 's High Court less than two minutes on Monday to dismiss a petition aiming to remove the designation of Islam as the country's state religion, a challenge that had wended its way through the court system for 28 years.

Bangladeshi editor Mahfuz Anam faces 79 cases, 175 years in jail after unusual confession

Bangladeshi editor Mahfuz Anam faces 79 cases, 175 years in jail after unusual confession
business-standard.com — The math alone is a bewildering exercise for Mahfuz Anam, the editor of Bangladesh's most popular English-language newspaper. Since February, the number of legal claims against him has climbed to 79 cases: 62 for defamation and 17 for sedition. If convicted in all of the cases, Anam faces a prison sentence of up to 175 years.

Bangladeshi editor faces 79 cases, 175 years in jail after unusual confession

Bangladeshi editor faces 79 cases, 175 years in jail after unusual confession
business-standard.com — The math alone is a bewildering exercise for Mahfuz Anam, the editor of Bangladesh's most popular English-language newspaper. Since February, the number of legal claims against him has climbed to 79 cases: 62 for defamation and 17 for sedition. If convicted in all of the cases, Anam faces a prison sentence of up to 175 years.

In 2 Minutes, Bangladesh Rejects 28-Year-Old Challenge to Islam’s Role

In 2 Minutes, Bangladesh Rejects 28-Year-Old Challenge to Islam’s Role
nytimes.com — DHAKA, Bangladesh - It took Bangladesh 's High Court less than two minutes on Monday to dismiss a petition aiming to remove the designation of Islam as the country's state religion, a challenge that had wended its way through the court system for 28 years.

Bangladesh Editor Faces 79 Court Cases After an Unusual Confession

Bangladesh Editor Faces 79 Court Cases After an Unusual Confession
nytimes.com — DHAKA, Bangladesh - The math alone is a bewildering exercise for Mahfuz Anam, the editor of Bangladesh's most popular English-language newspaper. Since February, the number of legal claims against him has climbed to 79 cases: 62 for defamation and 17 for sedition.

A Revived Challenge to Islam as Bangladesh’s State Religion Goes to Court

A Revived Challenge to Islam as Bangladesh’s State Religion Goes to Court
nytimes.com — DHAKA, Bangladesh - It came as a surprise to Serajul Islam Choudhury, a retired English professor, to learn that his petition to drop Islam as Bangladesh 's state religion would finally be heard in court on Sunday. For one thing, he filed the petition 28 years ago.

Online entrepreneurs thriving in Bangladesh

Online entrepreneurs thriving in Bangladesh
aljazeera.com — Only about 10 percent of Bangladeshis are connected to the internet, but it is already transforming lives. In some areas, farmers and labourers are making 10 times what they used to by selling things online. Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar reports from Sylheti Bazaar.

Insecurity grips minority groups in Bangladesh

Insecurity grips minority groups in Bangladesh
aljazeera.com — The UN's Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion has visited Bangladesh to look into the recent murders of four writers who had been labelled atheists by conservative religious groups. But atheists are not the only minority group in Bangladesh facing problems. In Tangail, a 120-year-old Hindu temple was burned down at this site.
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Apr 29, 2016

RT @MahfuzSadique: #Bangladesh is second biggest 2015 #pressfreedom slide. @FreedomHouseDC 2016 status change: Partly Free to Not Free. httpic.twitter.com/ZD54TeDSuOs://t.co/ZD54TeDSuO

Apr 28, 2016

RT @FT: Dear Anna (aged 14), Duly noted. We must be getting old. Yours, The FT (aged 128) on.ft.com/1Qylgn4 pic.twitter.com/HeKdfk0pn1

Apr 26, 2016

RT @tasneem: Ansar al Islam #Bangladesh /AQIS claims responsiblity for the murder of Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tanoy. pic.twitter.com/Jing4yRsf7

Apr 25, 2016

"I really can't recall a Golden Age of free thought and free speech. What's new today is that you pay with your... fb.me/7XvpCGuec

Apr 22, 2016

"You are talking about an organization that has access to billions of dollars and they are not taking even the... fb.me/54HJWcTe9

Apr 21, 2016

RT @Ryn_writes: We are literally standing in a reservoir in Nakorn Ratchasima where drought hits very hard. #thailand #korat pic.twitter.com/NSQmczxRcWQmczxRcW

Apr 20, 2016

Ahmed was particularly interested in getting more information about the ‘$300 million’. In one text, set out in... fb.me/4TlnbnFos

Apr 19, 2016

Bangladesh's police chief tells media not to talk about arrested editor... fb.me/4e5xjG0c4

Apr 19, 2016

RT @RumsfeldOffice: At 83, I am close to losing hope that I will live to see a flat tax.


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