US may Grant Refuge to Blog­gers af­ter B’desh Slay­ing

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

Wash­ing­ton: The US has said it is con­sid­er­ing grant­ing refuge to a select num­ber of blog­gers who are un­der “im­mi­nent dan­ger” in Bangladesh fol­low­ing a se­ries of mur­ders of sec­u­lar writ­ers and ac­tivists in the coun­try. State de­part­ment deputy spokesman Mark Toner said hu­man­i­tar­ian pa­role to “a select num­ber of blog­gers who con­tinue to be un­der im­mi­nent dan­ger” is one op­tion un­der con­sid­er­a­tion but re­ferred to home­land se­cu­rity de­part­ment for fur­ther de­tails. PTI

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