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News Organization: ANIRBAN

Died: 2001


A correspondent for a Bengali-language newspaper in Khulna, in southeastern Bangladesh, Ali was kidnapped from his home on April 17 by masked men who made no ransom demands, according to police. Ali, 32, was found unconscious alongside a road three days later. He had been stabbed and severely beaten; his hands and legs had been broken. He died April 21. Police say a radical leftist group that frequently targets critical journalists was behind the killing. But colleagues said Ali's reporting had uncovered links between police and smuggling rings.