A court in Dhaka, Bangladesh has formally indicted four atheist bloggers for their “inflammatory” writing against Islam:
Metropolitan Sessions Court Judge Zahurul Haque said he had accepted the charges filed by police in two separate cases, the first to be tried under Bangladesh’s recently amended Information and Communication Technology Act.
The accused — Moshiur Rahman Biplob, Subrata Odhikary Shuvo, Russel Parvez and Asif Mohiuddin — are currently free on bail after spending up to three months in jail.
Asif Mohiuddin, whom I interviewed here, is one of the four bloggers who could now face 7-14 years in prison along with a hefty fine of approximately $125,000. Mohiuddin nearly died in an assassination attempt last year:
All four men deny the charges.
(via Homo economicus)