Bangladesh court awards death penalty to 5 militants for killing writer Avijit Roy

One of the convicts being escorted by police

Banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam-linked convicts murdered Bangladesh-origin US national Avijit Roy in Dhaka in 2015

DHAKA, Bangladesh: A court in Bangladesh on Tuesday gave death sentences to five members of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam and life in prison to another for the brutal murder of a Bangladeshi-American writer/blogger.

On Feb. 26, 2015, Avijit Roy was hacked to death on the Dhaka University campus in the nation’s capital on his way to attend the country’s largest book fair with his wife, Rafida Ahmed Bonya.


Bonya was seriously injured while attempting to save her husband from the attack.

Judge Md. Majibur Rahman of the Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal in Dhaka announced the verdict. The court also fined each of the defendants 50,000 Bangladeshi taka ($590).

The court said that the militants killed Avijit to muzzle freedom of expression.

The four defendants who got death sentences included a sacked army major, and two of the defendants remain fugitives.

The charges against the accused were filed in August 2019.

Dhaka Public Prosecutor Md Abdullah Abu told reporters after the verdict that the prosecution successfully proved the defendants’ involvement in Avijit’s murder.

“We are satisfied with the verdict of the court as a message has been sent to everyone that there is no mercy for any crime,” he said.

However, the defense counsels said they were not satisfied with the verdict and will appeal to the High Court.

Last week, eight members of the banned Ansar Al Islam outfit got death sentences for killing a publisher, Faisal Arefin Dipan, for publishing Avijit’s writings, also in 2015.

Bangladesh has so far banned nine regional militant groups, including Ansar Al Islam.



  1. The Grand Plan for Greater Bangla-desh !

    The beauty of Bangladesh,is that,unlike Pakistan,it does not have Afghanistan and Persia,as neighbours – so it is NOT a proxy battleground,for superpowers.

    Its borders with India are an ADVANTAGE,as the North East,is the weakest link in the Indian Military defense and economic deveiopment,and the North East Indians,DO NOT have Indian DNA.

    PLA sponsored freedom struggles,in the North East,can be operated from Myanmar and Bangladesh, with complete deniability,and strategic ambiguity.

    With the Chinese Hydel dam on the Brahmaputra,Bangladesh can be flooded with power at less than 1 cent/kwh – and that will doom all manufacturing in North East India and the Export manufacturing of East India.

    This destruction will bring out the stark disparities between North East India and the Bangla race,across the border,in education,inflation,infra,health care etc. – and will start an insurgency in the North East – for secession from India.

    With the Hydro and Renewable Power from China and Dhaka,and raw materials imported via Chittagong – North East India as a SOVERIGN NATION ,will enjoy LDC status,for exports to the US/EU – besides bringing an inflow,of US/EU Tourists,via the Bangkok-Dhaka Leg and PRC.

    In addition,higher cost manufacturing,can migrate from Dhaka to North East India (as a soverign nation) and thus,qualify FOR LDC status (as the Bangla will lose the LDC status)

    A simple Statistic – if Made in Bangla items flood North East India – the cost of living in North East India will fall by 50%,and all farmers and residences in North East India,can be supplied free power,for at least 50 years,from the Hydel power in PRC,and Renewable and Gas power in Bangla.The writing is on the wall !

    The Impotent Indian Military CANNOT defend North East India and the Indian cannot develop North East India – as there is no Infra in the North East. Everything moves from Kolkata.It is time to liberate North East India – and it is also time for the Bangla race to populate the North East states

    The Indian BSF is a race of corrupt and impotent cowards – and the BDR can easily provide cover for Bangla and North East Freedom Fighters !

    The People of West Bengal have to see the writing on the wall.They have a port at the tip of the Bay of Bengal.It is time to secede from India.The People of West Bengal are not with Indian DNA

    What does the Hindoo shastra think of Easterners ?

    The Hindoo scriptures think of “Easterners”, as devil worshippers and the lowest of the low, and as “Easterners follow the practices of the Shudras”- as stated below

    The Mahabharata,Book 8:Karna Parva,Section 45

    The Pancalas observe the duties enjoined in the Vedas ……. the Easterners follow the practices of the Shudras;

    With the formation of Greater Bangladesh and Soverign United States of North East,and a new race in Dhaka who were born a decade after 1971 – you will have a natural integration with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan – Inshallah !

    It is as inevitable as the Sunrise ! dindooohindoo


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