U.S. Condemns Murder of Bangladeshi Writer/Blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 7, 2015


The United States condemns the cowardly murder of writer/blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay in Bangladesh. We offer our condolences to his family and our support to the Bangladeshi people. This heinous act once again underscores the need to work together to counter violent extremism. We stand with Bangladeshis who reject this vicious act and who work to protect space for freedom of expression.