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    Posted February 15, 2013 by
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

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    Blogger and Shahbag Movement Activist Slaughtered in Dhaka - Hitlist was posted on a Jamaat-e-Islami backed blog


    Unknown assailants murdered Architect Ahmed Rajib Haider Shuvo (26) on Friday near his residence at Palashnagar, Lalmatia. According to a local newspaper bdnews24.com, Officer-in-Charge of Pallabi Police Station Abdul Latif Sheikh informed them that they recovered his body and a scarf was wrapped around his throat. According to Daily Prothom Alo, he was chopped to death.


    Haider was an active supporter and participant of the 'Shahbag Movement 2013' in Bangladesh that demands capital punishment of the War Criminals of 1971 War of Independence of the country. He was a renowned blogger in 'somewhereinblog' with a nick 'Thaba Baba'. A major portion of his posts were targetted against the War Criminals of 1971 and the political party Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and their student wing Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir. The International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh is currently administering trials of the party's top leaders and sentenced death penalty to a former leader whereas life term to a current leader. The charges against the other leaders are in progress.


    Earlier on February 11 (1:32 PM local time), on 'Sonar Bangladesh' blog, a hitlist was published listing the names and facebook profile links of some activists of the Shahbag Movement and the victim Rajib was the first one in it. The blog is backed by Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir and there are multiple posts that published such hitlists. The screenshot of this hitlist was saved by an activist of the movement although the original post was removed later on.


    The namaz-e-Janaza of the victim will be held on Saturday local time after Asr prayer at Shahbag 'Projonmo Chattar'.

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