US slams murder of Bangladeshi writer

Murder of Niladri Chattopadhyay a "cowardly" act, says State Dept.

US slams murder of Bangladeshi writer

World Bulletin / News Desk

The U.S. on Friday condemned the "cowardly" murder of a Bangladeshi writer and blogger in the capital of Dhaka. 

"This heinous act once again underscores the need to work together to counter violent extremism," the State Department said in a statement. 

"We stand with Bangladeshis who reject this vicious act and who work to protect space for freedom of expression."

Bangladeshi police department said Niladri Chattopadhyay, 40, who blogs under the name Niloy Chowdhury, was hacked to death by an unidentified attacker in his apartment in Dhaka. 

Chattopadhya is the fifth blogger killed in Bangladesh since the beginning of 2015.

There are active investigations into the deaths of the other four victims.    

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Ağustos 2015, 16:41