At least three international organisations expressed their concern for the arrest of four bloggers in Bangladesh. They called the government for their immediate release.
International Journalist Federation (IFJ), Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ), Reporters without Borders (RSF) have published their own press release in their website for the immediate release of four bloggers.
In a statement released by International Journalist Federation (IFJ) says, The arrest of the four bloggers is seen as an effort by the ruling Awami League party to neutralise the counter-mobilisation by the Islamist party. Bangladesh’s Home Minister has since said that the government has a list of another seven “atheist bloggers” who could soon be arrested. Journalists in Bangladesh are disturbed by these developments and by the government’s stated intent to monitor blog content and initiate criminal action against alleged offenders."
New York based Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) says "Targeting bloggers who may not agree with the religious sensibilities of the majority is cause for deep concern". "Such a crackdown on the Internet creates a climate of fear and hinders free expression, which threatens democracy," said CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Bob Dietz.
In a statement published by Reporters without Borders said “The desire to restore calm does not justify persecuting non-religious bloggers, especially as these arrests, carried out on the pretext of combatting blasphemy, do not in any way guarantee an end to the tension and unrest linked to the current trial of former Islamist politicians for war crimes.”