BNP-Jamaat regime: Many journalists were murdered

(UNI) Most journalists were murdered during BNP-Jamaat regime in Bangladesh, speakers at a discussion on Sunday said Twenty journalists have been killed in Bangladesh since 2000, of them 14 were killed between 2000 and 2006, said Prof Abu Jafar Md Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan of Dhaka
University, referring to the BNP-Jamaat regime.
But investigations into those murders did not progress much, he said while speaking at the discussion, here.
The period from 2002 to 2005 has been marked as the dark times for journalists in the southwestern region, said Gouranga Nandy, a journalist from Khulna.
He said many of the journalists also fled Khulna and took shelter in Dhaka. The much-talked-about incidents during that period were the murders of journalists Manik Saha, Humayun Kabir Balu, Goutam Das, Harun-or-Rashid, Shukur Hossain and Sheikh Belaluddin.