July 4, 1994 |
The government increased security around embassies Sunday following reports that fugitive author Taslima Nasrin was hiding in a Western diplomatic mission. Nasrin fled her home June 4 when a court ordered her arrest on charges of blaspheming Islam. Muslim fundamentalists have demanded that she be put to death. The English-language newspaper the New Nation reported that the "'ambassador of a Western country is harboring Nasrin and defying laws of the host country."