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Humanists in danger

Watch humanist Bonya Ahmed describe how she and her husband Avajit Roy were attacked for their beliefs

Rafida Bonya Ahmed was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She wrote for Mukto-Mona, the first online blogging platform for Bengali-speaking freethinkers, atheists, and humanists, founded by her husband Avajit Roy. In 2007 she wrote Bibortoner Path Dhore (Along the Evolutionary Path). Today she works with humanist organisations around the world to raise awareness about the attacks on secular Bangladeshi writers by Islamic fundamentalists.

Question: How important is it that states support individuals’ freedom of religion and the freedom to be non-religious?

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