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Bangladesh Bloggers Fear Threat from State

The online secular community in Bangladesh says it feels directly threatened by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent warning that bloggers in the country would not be allowed to “hurt” the religious sentiments of others. “We will not tolerate it if you attack other’s religious belief," the prime minister recently said while exchanging greetings with Hindu leaders. Bloggers, many of whom call themselves atheist, have long faced death threats from Islamists and some have been...

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