Sweden denied one secular blogger his visa. Guess where he’s at now?

Old news, but still timelessly depressing.

Ananta Bijoy Das, a secular Bangladeshi blogger, was hacked to death by masked men wielding machetes on Tuesday morning while on his way to work in a city in northeastern Bangladesh. The grisly murder was the third such deadly attack this year alone on secular-minded bloggers by avowed Islamists, marking a disturbing trend in a country known for its volatile political divisions.


A day after Das’s death, new details emerged making the incident all the more galling. The writer, it appears, had been expected to attend a conference in Stockholm on press freedom this past week. But Swedish consular officials in Bangladesh had declined his visa application.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/05/13/slain-bangladeshi-blogger-may-be-alive-if-sweden-had-given-him-a-visa/?utm_term=.c1dadbcb8151


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