Bangladeshi student who criticised radical Islamists is hacked to death
April 7, 2016 - Uncategorized
LONDON — A Bangladeshi law student who railed against Islamism on his Facebook page has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka, the latest in a string of murders of secular activists and bloggers in the country.
Nazimuddin Samad, 28, was on a list of targets, along with 83 atheist bloggers, which a group of radical Islamist drew up and delivered to Bangladesh’s interior ministry.
“At least four assailants hacked Nazimuddin Samad’s head with a machete on Wednesday night. As he fell down, one of them shot him with a pistol from close range. He died on the spot,” deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan police Syed Nurul Islam told AFP. Read more…