The Prime Minister, Bangladesh: Release the four arrested bloggers

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The Prime Minister, Bangladesh: Release the four arrested bloggers

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Saurav Shome started this petition to Prime Minister, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Prime Minister's Office, Old Sangsad Bhaban, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh)

Government of Bangladesh arrested four atheist bloggers. They are accused of defaming Muslim religion and hurting the sentiments of religious people. Some of the links of the news posts are given below:







7. 3 Atheist Bloggers arrested from Dhaka


9. Three Bangladeshi bloggers arrested due to insulting Islam & Prophet

10.  Arrests of "atheist bloggers" shows Bangladesh authorities are "walking into a trap set by fundamentalists" 

11. Bloggers in Bangladesh protest over arrest of writers

12. Bangladesh Arrests 'Atheist Bloggers,' Cracking Down On Critics

13. Bloggers arrested unlawfully in Bangladesh 

14. Appeasing the Islamists – a Distressing Sign for Bangladesh


We urge Government of Bangladesh to work towards building a secular nation and show respect for freedom of expression. In this connection we request Government of Bangladesh to release the arrested bloggers and show courage to respect people's rational views.

Today freedom of speech, or the freedom of expression, is recognized in international and regional human rights law. The right is enshrined in Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights and Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.

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