Bangladesh government blocks Christian activist website
BosNewsLife reports that Bangladesh has blocked the website of leading Christian rights activist, author and journalist William Nicholas Gomes, who now lives in exile amid fears of repercussions.
Speaking from his hiding place in Hong Kong, he told BosNewsLife Sunday, May 27, that the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina became upset about his writings, including a critical poem on injustices in the impoverished Asian nation.
In his poem ‘Anti state’ Gomes wrote among other words
“I am against the state, which runs on the bases of injustices, I am against the state which comes out of killings.”
Soon after, authorities allegedly shut down the influential site. “My website has been blocked in Bangladesh – people cannot see my site,” he explained.
The activist said he is moving his williamgomes.org website to another “safe location” within the next few weeks to reach Bangladesh again and that it therefore can’t currently be seen elsewhere in the world.