Bangladesh LGBT Editor Hacked To Death

Xulhaz Mannan
Xulhaz Mannan

POLICE in Bangladesh say two people including a leading gay rights activist and editor at Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine have been hacked to death.

The United States Ambassador to Bangladesh condemned the killing of Xulhaz Mannan, who also worked at the US embassy.

Another person was also injured when the attackers entered a Dhaka flat.

Since February last year suspected militants have killed several secular or atheist writers and members of religious minority groups.

The two men were murdered two days after a university teacher was hacked to death by suspected Islamist militants.

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So-called Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility – but the Bangladeshi government insists there is no IS presence in the country.

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