Sunday, April 28, 2013
Rallies in Support of Arrested Bloggers in Bangladesh
Religion News Service (carried by the Washington Post) reports that major Western humanist, freethinking, and atheist organizations planned large public rallies for April 25 in several cities in North America and Europe to support four bloggers arrested for blasphemy in Bangladesh. The bloggers had called for a ban on the country's largest Islamic political party, and that party responded with calls for the arrest of the bloggers as "atheists." The men were arrested and, as of this writing, remain in custody.