Bangladesh: One Year After Avijit Roy’s Violent Murder, State of Free Expression Has Deteriorated Markedly
Bangladeshi-American writer Avijit Roy was the first of five individuals murdered by Islamist extremists in Bangladesh during an onslaught of attacks during 2015. More
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