Gay Rights Activist Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

A gay rights activist who edited the only LGBT magazine in Bangladesh was hacked to death on Monday.

Xulhaz Mannan, 35, who edited the magazine Roopbaan, was killed along with another person when attackers entered an apartment in the capital city of Dhaka, BBC reports. The murder is the latest in a string of brutal attacks on writers and members of religious minority groups by suspected Islamist militants in the country.

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Before the most recent attack on Monday, a group of people arrived at the apartment building and identified themselves as couriers to gain entrance, according to reports. The murder comes two days after an English professor was killed in a similar attack.

 

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