Suspect Held in Atheist Blogger Avijit Roy's Murder in Bangladesh

March 2, 2015 9:30 AM

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Suspect Held in Atheist Blogger Avijit Roy's Murder in Bangladesh

Farabi Shafiur Rahman was taken into custody by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, Agence France-Presse reported. He allegedly threatened the victim on social media and spoke to another individual online about killing him.

A spokesman for the RAB — the country’s elite security force that mainly counters religious insurgency — described Rahman as a “fundamentalist blogger.” A source within the agency claimed that its officials had seen messages between Rahman and another person discussing Roy’s murder.

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