This is month of February.. many good things happened to me in this month and many bad things happened to me in this month Time runs away.. 6 years ago on February 26, 2015
., I wrote this in this folder
I am deaf.. I am stunned .. I can not stop watering my eyes.. I don't know what to do....
GOOD BYE FRIENDS.........
and this picture that is in this folder at https://www.councilofexmuslims.com/index.php?topic=28316.msg810411#msg810411
That is Rafida Ahmed Bonna.. wife of a friend.... left to heavens looong time ago ..
But...but that good bye i said in that post itself became good bye .... and I never left this forum and other forums similar to this ., and I am glad I still continue air../ write ..
This picture is from today from BBC News
it says Bangladesh Avijit Roy murder: Five sentenced to die for machete attack on blogger
with another picture o my friendA court in Bangladesh has sentenced five men to death and one to life in jail for hacking a secular blogger to death six years ago in Dhaka
Avijit Roy, based in the US and of Bangladeshi origin, was attacked with machetes as he left a book fair in the capital in February 2015.
It was one of a spate of attacks on secular figures, which were blamed on Islamist militants.
Roy, an atheist, had angered hardliners with his writings on religion.His wife Rafida Ahmed was with him when the attack took place as they left the Dhaka University campus. She was critically wounded, but survived.
The assault was carried out by a banned group, Ansar al-Islam, which is believed to be linked with al-Qaeda, the court heard.
Two of the group were tried in absentia, including former army major Syed Ziaul Haque, who is accused of leading the attackers. He was sentenced to be hanged for murdering Roy, as were four others: Abu Siddique Sohel, Mozammel Hossain, Arafat Rahman and Akram Hossain, who along with Syed Ziaul Haque is still on the run.
Shafiur Rahman Farabi was given life in jail, after being arrested in March 2015
In June 2016 police said they had shot dead the main suspect - a man they named as Sharif - in the killing of Roy in a gun battle near the capital..
"Charges against them were proved beyond any doubt. The court gave them the highest punishment," public prosecutor Golam Sarwar Khan said after the verdict outside the Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal in Dhaka.Lawyers for the defence plan to appea
Roy's wife Rafida, who lives in the US, criticised the investigation into her husband's murder.
"In six years, not one person investigating the case in Bangladesh reached out to me - though I am a direct witness and victim of the attack," she wrote in a Facebook post. "Simply prosecuting a few foot-soldiers - and ignoring the rise and roots of extremism - does not mean justice for Avi's death." Police believe the Ansar al-Islam group were behind the murders of more than a dozen secular activists and bloggers. A string of deadly such attacks took place in Bangladesh between 2013 and 2016, and were blamed on extremists inspired by al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group.
WHO WAS AVIJIT ROY??
Founded Mukto-Mona ("Free Mind") blog site in 2000 to champion secular and humanist writing in Muslim-majority Bangladesh
Engineer by profession
Received death threats from Islamist radicals for his writings, .....
"He was a thinker, he was a man of great knowledge, he was a scientist, he was an engineer" -
And a close friend to many
And again promise .. I will continue to write and remember you every year.. every time such tragedies occur around the globe.. and that is from today's BBC news..