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Avijit Roy is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

Avijit Roy is PEN’s Empty Chair at the International Festival of Authors

By | October 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

Slain Bangladeshi-American author and blogger Avijit Roy is PEN Canada’s Empty Chair at the 36th International Festival of Authors (IFOA). Roy was murdered by religious extremists in Dhaka, Bangladesh in February 2015.

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Bangladeshi Bloggers Appeal for Protection

Bangladeshi Bloggers Appeal for Protection

By | October 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Four secular bloggers have been murdered in the first six months of 2015. The following appeal for protection appeared on Mukto-Mona (“Free Thought”) on August 19, 2015.

Posted in: Blog

Bangladesh: Murder of Secular Blogger Highlights Need Protection

Bangladesh: Murder of Secular Blogger Highlights Need Protection

By | August 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm

The murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Chakrabarti is a harrowing reminder of the need for strengthened protection for writers.

Posted in: Campaigns

Bangladesh: Murder of Third Secular Blogger Highlights Need for Better Protection

Bangladesh: Murder of Third Secular Blogger Highlights Need for Better Protection

By | May 13, 2015 at 10:55 am

In light of the murder of Bangladeshi writer, editor, and blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, PEN calls on the Bangladeshi authorities to swiftly and impartially investigate his death and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

Posted in: Campaigns

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