New York (BBN)-One day after the brutal killing of Bangladeshi blogger and writer Avijit Roy, the United Nations condemned it.
Thursday evening, unidentified assailants hacked to death the US-Bangladeshi blogger whose writings on religion angered Islamist hardliners.
Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, denounced the killing in response to a query on the brutal killing during a regular press briefing on February 27.
“On the attack of the blogger, we spoke to our human rights colleagues who obviously condemned the attack and expressed the hope that the perpetrators will be quickly brought to justice through the due process of law,” the spokesperson said.
“They’ve added that it’s obviously very important that the space for freedom of expression in civil society be upheld in Bangladesh,” Dujarric said.
Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism, was attacked when he walked back from Ekushey Moi Bela (book fair) with his wife.
His wife was also sustained severe injuries in the attack.
Roy received threats after publishing articles promoting secular views, science and social issues on his Bengali-language blog, Mukto-mona (Free Mind).