We Demand Justice for Bangladeshi Freethinker Avijit Roy

Hakim Khatib

Hakim Khatib

is a political scientist and analyst works as a lecturer for politics and culture of the Middle East, intercultural communication and journalism at Fulda University of Applied Sciences and Phillips University Marburg. Hakim is the editor-in-chief of the Mashreq Politics and Culture Journal (MPC Journal).
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Activits light candles morning free-thinker Avijit Roy in Dhaka, Bangladesh- Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Barcroft

Activists mourning free-thinker Avijit Roy in Dhaka, Bangladesh- BBC

Avijit Roy is, 43, a US citizen from a Bangladeshi origin and a founder of the blog Mukto-mona “free mind” in 2000 for a community of free-thinkers, secularists, atheists and humanists in Bangladesh. Roy supported freedom of speech, equality, science, reason, compassion and humanism and the break out from arbitrary athoritarianism, stifling superstition and religious orthodoxy.

“To say that I’m furious or heartbroken would be an understatement. But as fucked up as the world is, there’s never a reason to stop fighting to make it better,” Roy’s daughter Trisha Ahmed said. “What would help me the most right now is if everyone (even people I’ve never met) could share his story.”

Here we are sharing Avijit Roy’s story to say that there are many of us who may think and feel the same way.

This is a petition to demand achieving justice for Avijit Roy and to call the government in Bangladesh to transparently bring this process forth.

please join our call here


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