Protests planned after secular Bangladeshi blogger killed by suspected Islamist militants in Dhaka
- Nazimuddin Samad, a law student at a Dhaka university, was attacked at night by a group of machete-wielding men while returning home from class.
- An online activist group described Samad as “a loud voice against all injustice and also a great supporter of secularism,” and students at Jagannath University have called for demonstrations in protest of his murder.
- The murder follows six similar killings in 2015 and attacks on foreign nationals in Bangladesh.
“JnU student killed in suspected militant attack” (Dhaka Tribune)
“Liberal Bangladeshi blogger killed by machete-wielding attackers” (Reuters)
“Strike at Jagannath University on Sunday to protest Nazim murder” (bdnews24.com)
(Image Credit: via Dhaka Tribune)