Killers Who Hacked American Blogger to Death Escape From Prison

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Two men facing death row for the 2015 machete murder of American-Bangladeshi writer and anti-extremist blogger Avijit Roy have escaped prison in a brazen plot.

Mainul Islam Shamim and Abu Siddique Sohel were snatched away by suspected extremists on motorbikes who sprayed chemicals in one police constable’s eyes and punched another in the face while they were being taken to court in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sunday. The chaotic scene apparently distracted the police officers guarding the convicts, who were among a dozen men facing charges at Dhaka Anti-Terrorism special tribunal.

The entire country has been put on red alert because authorities fear the men may seek revenge. “A massive manhunt has been launched to capture them and their helpers,”Asaduzzaman Khan, the home minister, said, according to Reuters. A $20,000 reward has been offered for information about their whereabouts.

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