Writers at Risk Database

Shahidul Alam

An internationally-renowned photojournalist, Alam was arrested on August 5, 2018 for commentary criticizing Bangladesh’s response to road safety protests. Although his trial is ongoing, there have been no recent… More

Writers at Risk Database

Shamsuzzoha Manik

On February 15, 2016, Manik was arrested after an extremist religious group threatened to hold protests over a book he published that was deemed offensive to Islam. Since October… More

Writers at Risk Database

Xulhaz Mannan

A founder of Bangladesh's only LGBT magazine who was a high-profile face of the movement, Mannan was hacked to death on April 25, 2016 by Al-Qaeda-linked extremists, along with… More

Writers at Risk Database

Avijit Roy

A prominent secular writer and blogger, Roy was known as a founder of the popular rationalist blog Mukto-mona. On February 26, 2015, he was murdered by machete-wielding assailants at… More

Mehedi Hassan

After writing a March 2018 blog post exposing negligence in the construction of power lines that led to a woman dying of electrocution, Hassan was the target of physical… More

Shamsuzzoha Manik

Shamsuzzoha Manik | Status: Under Threat | Bangladesh

Bangladeshi translator, writer, editor, and publisher More