Bangladesh protesters: Death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam

Hundreds of thousands of people are protesting in Bangladesh to demand that the government introduce an anti-blasphemy law that would include the death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam. The protest on Saturday was sparked after a group of bloggers began criticising conservative religious parties that are widely popular despite Bangladesh's secular constitution. Last week, four online writers were arrested on charges of hurting religious sentiment through their Internet writings against Islam. Operators of top Bangladeshi blogs blacked out their sites on Thursday to protest against the government crackdown. They say the government has been kowtowing to the religious activists. Read More: (Link)