Publisher of slain blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh




 
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Publisher of slain blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh
 
October 31st, 2015  
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Publisher of slain blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh
By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - A publisher of a slain online critic of religious militancy was hacked to death on Saturday in the Bangladesh capital, police said, hours after similar attacks on two secular writers and another publisher in the majority-Muslim country. Faysal Arefin published books by Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin who was killed by Islamists militants in the same way in February. Militants have targeted secularist writers in Bangladesh in recent years, as the government has cracked down on Islamist groups seeking to turn the South Asian nation of 160 million people into a sharia-based state.

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