Bangladesh violence: Three atheist bloggers arrested


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Three atheist bloggers in Bangladesh were today arrested here on charges of defaming Islam, as the government set up the country’s first cyber crime tribunal to prevent exploitation of religion on the Internet.

FIRSTPOST.INDIA

The crackdown as well as the announcement came two days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pledged stern action against people found guilty of defaming Islam using the Internet.

“We are amending both the Right to Information Act and the Penal Code toughening punitive measures for hurting the people’s religious sentiments,” Law Minister Barrister Shafique Ahmed told a press conference also joined by Home Minister Mahiuddin Khan Alamgir and two state ministers.

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