Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murder

March 2, 2015 9:58 AM

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DHAKA: Bangladesh’s elite security force said they had arrested a radical over the recent murder of American blogger Avijit Roy, accusing him of being behind earlier death threats on social media.

“He is the main suspect” in the killing of Roy, said a spokesman for the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) after Farabi Shafiur Rahman was arrested in the capital Dhaka.

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