From an article in the Boston Globe (via the IHT, with thanks to JS) by Nazli Kibria, the daughter of Shah A.M.S. Kibria, who was murdered in January. Shah A.H.S. Kibria had served as finance minister of Bangladesh, undersecretary general of the United Nations and executive secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and foreign secretary of Bangladesh.
There is no doubt that the assassination of my father is part of a larger and systematic campaign of terror in Bangladesh, one that seeks to destroy the forces of moderation, democracy and freedom, and convert Bangladesh into a “Muslim state.” A reign of terror has been unleashed on opposition party leaders, religious minorities, journalists, progressive intellectuals and writers, and women’s rights activists.