Update May 13, 2015

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US condemns blogger Ananta’s murder

Sumel Sarker


US condemns blogger Ananta’s murder

13 May 2015, Nirapad News: The United States condemns the brutal murder of writer/blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Bangladesh, the latest in a recent string of attacks against writers and bloggers in Bangladesh.

Acting Deputy Spokesperson Jeff Rathke of U.S. Department of State, in daily press briefings on Tuesday, also offered its heartfelt condolences to Ananta’s family and friends.

“We hope that the Bangladeshi authorities will find and bring the perpetrators to justice, and that all Bangladeshis strive to ensure space for the peaceful expression of ideas without fear of violence, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Jeff Rathke added.

In reply to a query about US have any clue that who killed him and has been killing so many bloggers, the Acting Deputy Spokesperson said, “This has just happened. There is an investigation ongoing which the Bangladeshi authorities will lead, so I would refer you to them for any information of that sort.”

He added that of course, they are in contact with the government of Bangladesh about the case, but he doesn’t have any announcements to make.

Earlier on Tuesday, Ananta Bijoy Das, a blogger and one of the organizers of Ganojagoron Mancho from Sylhet, was hacked dead by unidentified miscreants at Subidbazar area in Sylhet.

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