Nazimuddin Samad

Nazimuddin Samad (Bengali:নাজিমুদ্দিন সামাদ)(c. 1988 - April 6, 2016) was a law student, activist, and blogger from Sylhet in Bangladesh. He was a student at Jagannath University in Dhaka. On April 6, three or four young men killed him with machetes and shot him in the head.[1][2]

Samad was a member of the ‘Sylhet Bangabanghu National Youth Parishad’. He was also an activist in Ganajagaran Mancha, for bloggers. He spoke against religious fundamentalism.[1]

Samad received many threats. His name was on an Islamist list of 84 bloggers in Bangladesh in 2013. [3][4] A local al-Qaeda group said they killed him.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bangladeshi authorities must act now as another liberal blogger killed in cold blood". 9 April 2016. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. "Atheist Law Student Hacked To Death In Bangladesh".
  3. "Bangladesh student Nazimuddin Samad hacked to death - BBC News". Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  4. আহমেদ, শামিম. "ভিন্নমত? ঘচাং ফুঃ!".
  5. CNN, Sugam Pokharel, Ivan Watson, and Yuli Yang. "Al Qaeda group says it killed Bangladeshi blogger". Retrieved 2 August 2016.