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#Shahbag Blogger Hacked To Death

Categories: South Asia, Bangladesh, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, War & Conflict, Youth

Engineer Ahmed Rajib Haider [1], a young blogger and online activist participating in the ongoing Shahbag movement [2] in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka was brutally killed a few hours ago, reports Mamur Hossain [3]. Hasib Mahmud [4] writes [bn] that a death warrant was posted against Rajib a few days ago on an Islamist-run blog charging the activist with desecrating religion. Rajib blogged under the alias Thaba Baba [5]on various blogs, including one [6] which satirized religion.