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Bangladesh holds man over blogger Avijit Roy's murder
The suspect had been arrested previously for inciting attacks against writers and intellectuals. The murder victim, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death with a machete. Islamist extremists threatened publicly to kill him last year after the publication of his book 'Biswasher Virus,' Bengali for 'Virus of faith'.
Ex-Bangladesh PM charged in killings
Caretaker government’s law enforcement drive reaches Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina. The country’s powerful army is bent on wiping the slate clean of the major political parties with tacit Indian and US support.
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Christian leader urges Trump to promote “freedom of conscience” in the world
Sajan K George is the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians. His organisation sent a congratulatory message to the new US president. "Christianity has become the major target of scorn, prejudice, abuse and persecution.”
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For the first time Riyadh on US list of states violating freedom of religion
In the past, Pope repeatedly deplored lack of religious freedom.
Police arrest Bangladeshi ex-PM again, students protest
Police and Special Forces take political leader into custody at her home. Party sources say that she is to remain in detention for a month.
Dhaka court gives "lenient” sentence to blogger’s assassins
Ahmed Rajib Haider was the first writer to be assassinated in 2013 because of his atheism and ideas contrary to Islam. A special court issues two death sentences and six jail terms for his killers. Only five years in prison to the Islamic leader who instigated the murder. The victim's father: "‘faulty and inconsistent’ judgment. I will appeal. "
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