New York

08 August 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Bangladesh

The Secretary-General condemns the killing in Dhaka on 7 August of the blogger Niloy Neel.  He was the fourth blogger to be murdered in Bangladesh this year.

The Secretary-General has expressed his deep concern over these gruesome crimes and their impact on the exercise of freedom of expression in Bangladesh. He calls on the Government of Bangladesh to bring those responsible for the murder of Mr. Neel and the other bloggers to justice in an expeditious manner and act to ensure that all Bangladeshis can enjoy freedom of expression and all other human rights without fear.