Two people have been sentenced to death in Bangladesh for the killing of an atheist blogger there in 2013.

Six others were convicted of involvement in the murder of Ahmed Rajib Haider, who was hacked to death as he was returning home from a rally in the capital, Dhaka.

A five-year sentence was given to the head of Ansarullah Bangla, the group suspected of carrying out the attack.

Five more secular bloggers and writers were killed in Bangladesh in 2015.

Mr Haider was among a group of bloggers who had called for the execution of Islamist leaders for crimes committed in the 1971 war.

There have been several clashes in recent years between Islamists and supporters of the secular Awami League.

Courtesy BBC