July 13, 2016

Tahmid Hasib Khan,a 22-year-old University of Toronto student, and permanent resident of Canada, has been in custody in Dhaka ever since the July 1 attack. His family doesn't know why he's being held, but they insist Khan is innocent. Tahmid Khan, an undergraduate stud...

May 18, 2016

According to Newsnextbd four suspected Islamists have been arrested in suspicion of their involvement in the last month’s murder of Rajshahi University.

One of them Maskawat Hasan Sakib, is the commander of outlawed Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh, confessed to his...

April 25, 2016

A professor of English was hacked to death and nearly beheaded near his home in northwesternBangladesh on Saturday, in what the police said they suspected was the latest in a series of targeted killings by Islamist militants.

The professor, Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, 61, w...

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Liu Xiaobo – the Quiet, Determined Teller of China’s Inconvenient Truths


China’s most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, has died in custody at age 61. The cause was liver cancer. His death, confirmed on July 13 by Chinese justice authorities  in the northeastern city of Shenyang, comes more than two weeks after prison authorities announced he was being moved to a hospital for treatment, news that was followed by pleas from around the world to allow him to travel abroad for care.

Dissident, Liu Xiaobo, won Nobel the Peace Prize in 2010 for ‘long and non-violent struggle’ for human rights. Illustration: Henry Wong

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