Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi

In August 2015, Kalburgi, an epigraphist and academic, was shot at close range on his doorstep and died shortly after. He had reportedly upset the Lingayat and Hindutva groups… More

Govind Pansare

Politician and writer Pansare was shot on 16 February 2015 and died 4 days later. His murder investigation implicated the right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha and was linked to the… More

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Deyda Hydara

On December 16, 2004, Deyda Hydara was murdered. While an army officer testified to his involvement and former President Yahya Jammeh’s role as mastermind before Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation, and… More

Nedim Yasar

On November 20, 2018, Yasar was shot while leaving the book launch for his memoir. Founder of the Los Guerreros gang, he left it in 2012 and became a… More

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Eric Ohena Lembembe

A lawyer who represented LGBT clients, Lembembe's mutilated body was found on July 15, 2013. Though the Cameroonian government denies reports that his murder was linked to LGBT activism,… More

Ananta Bijoy Dash

Secular writer Dash was hacked to death by masked men with machetes in 2015. His brother filed a case, but Dash’s extremist attackers have yet to be brought to… More

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Faisal Arepin Deepan

Deepan, a publisher of secular books, was stabbed to death by extremists in 2015. In late 2019, eight militants were indicted in a murder case filed on Deepan’s behalf. More

Rodrigo Neto de Faria

On March 8, 2013, Rodrigo Neto de Faria was killed in Ipatinga. At the time, Neto was reportedly writing a book investigating several murders with suspected police involvement. While… More

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Kem Ley

Kem Ley, a prominent political analyst who was critical of the government, was assassinated on July 10, 2016. Police prevented the commemoration of his death in 2019 and a… More

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Rezaul Karim Siddique

On April 23, 2016, Siddique was murdered by Islamic militants. While his death by machete was similar to other secular bloggers, Siddique was not publicly critical of Islam and… More