• Holy cow, another death: I would be hacked to death, too

    My goodness. Bangladesh, sort it out. SORT IT OUT! I am a secular publisher and author and blogger. On account of all of that, would I be living in Bangladesh, I too would probably have been attacked. The BBC’s Breaking News:

    Bangladeshi secular publisher hacked to death

    A Bangladeshi publisher of secular books has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka in the second attack of its kind on Saturday, police say.

    Faisal Arefin Dipon, 43, was killed at his office in the city centre, hours after another publisher and two secular writers were injured in an attack.

    Mr Dipon’s father said he saw him lying in a pool of blood

    They are the latest victims in a series of deadly attacks on secularists since blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death by suspected Islamists in February.

    Both publishers published Mr Roy.

    Mr Dipon was found dead at the Jagriti Prokashoni publishing house, in his third-floor office.

    “I saw him lying upside down and in a massive pool of blood. They slaughtered his neck. He is dead,” his father, the writer Abul Kashem Fazlul Haq, said, quoted by AFP.

    Earlier on Saturday, armed men burst into the offices of publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul.

    Women protest against bloggers' deaths - 11 August
    Image copyrightAP The bloggers’ deaths have raised passions in Bangladesh

    They stabbed Mr Tutul and two writers who were with him, locked them in an office and fled the scene, police said.

    The three men were rushed to hospital, and at least one of them is in a critical condition.

    Mr Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin and critic of radical Islamism, was murdered in February. His wife and fellow blogger Bonya Ahmed was badly injured in the attack.

    Three other bloggers have since been killed.

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    Article by: Jonathan MS Pearce