Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The top suspect in the brutal killing of a Bangladeshi-American blogger has been apprehended
Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who was arrested at a bus stop in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has confessed to threatening blogger Avijit Roy. "It's a holy duty of Bangalee Muslims to kill Avijit," he wrote on Facebook in 2014. Farabi was jailed in the past in connection with an Islamic extremist organization; Roy battled extremism in his writings. Farabi was also arrested in 2014 over social media comments backing another blogger's death, though he was released in that case. That blogger, Ahmed Rajib Haider, was similarly hacked to death.