Protests in Bangladesh after Avijit Roy assassination

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Many people gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on February 27th 2015, to protest against the assassination of the US-Bengali blogger Avijit Roy, who was murdered by unidentified assailants on Thursday evening, February 26th, as he was heading home from a book fair with his wife, Rafida Ahmed Banna, who was severely injured.

Avijit Roy was a bio-engineer and a naturalised US citizen whose writings on religion and atheism had brought him threats from radical Islamists. No-one has been arrested so far, but police say they are investigating a local Islamist group, Ansarullah Bangla Team, that claimed responsibility for the murder.

Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 27, 2015.

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