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UA 364/93 - Bangladesh: death threats: Taslima Nasrin

, Index number: ASA 13/014/1993

There is concern that the Government of Bangladesh is failing to provide protection for Taslima Nasrin, a Muslim woman novelist accused of blasphemy and condemned to death on 1 October 1993 by an Islamist group in Bangladesh. The group, the "Council of Soldiers of Islam", has called for her death for writing a novel about the situation of a Hindu family in Bangladesh. The Government of Bangladesh has banned the book. After a previous death threat against her in September by the same group, the authorities apparently failed to respond to her appeal for protection.

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