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Arrests in Bangladesh anti-militant drive top 8,000

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:36 PM

Bangladesh police say they have arrested more than 8 000 people in a nationwide crackdown launched after a wave of murders targeting minorities and secular activists

ARRESTED. A Bangladeshi man arrested in a nationwide crackdown on militants tries to talk from a prison van with relatives outside a court in Dhaka on June 13, 2016 / AFP

Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders

Aug 18, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Bangladesh s elite security force arrests three suspected Islamist militants including a British citizen who police say was the main planner of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers

ARREST. Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion personnel accompany suspect and Bangladesh-origin British citizen, Touhidur Rahman, who has been arrested with two other suspects for the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers, during a media photocall in Dhaka on August 18, 2015. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman / AFP

Bangladesh police chief's blogger warning sparks uproar

Aug 10, 2015 - 9:57 PM

Secular activists express outrage after Bangladesh s national police chief warned bloggers they faced jail for posting material deemed offensive following last week s machete murder of a secular writer

‘CROSS THE LIMIT.’ The body of murdered Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Chakrabarti, who used the pen-name Niloy Neel, is moved from his home in Dhaka on August 7, 2015. Photo by AFP