Sheikh Russel: A light extinguished by demons

Sufi Faruq Ibne Abubakar: Named after one of the greatest thinkers of all time (Bertrand Russell), young Russel had an endearing personality that still inspires awe in his sisters, even after around five decades. Accompanying his father – Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – at global events, Russel is seen, in archived videos, shaki...

Through killing Russel, assailants wanted to wipe out Bangabandhu’s legacy

Tonmoy Ahmed: “Those assassins did not even spare my ten-year-old brother Sheikh Russel” is how Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recalls the brutal massacre of nearly her entire family – father, mother, brothers, including Russel, and sisters-in-law. Quite obviously, the killers had been tasked to wipe out the ...