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Editor of Bangladesh’s First & Only LGBT Magazine Hacked to Death

The murder of Xulhaz Mannan and another man have been condemned by the US ambassador

The murder of Xulhaz Mannan and another man have been condemned by the US ambassador

Bangladesh police say a top gay rights activist and editor at the country’s only LGBT magazine is one of two people who have been hacked to death.

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

The other victim, identified by Bangladeshi media as Tanay Mojumdar, also worked at Roopbaan

The other victim, identified by Bangladeshi media as Tanay Mojumdar, also worked at Roopbaan

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“I am devastated by the brutal murder of Xulhaz Mannan and another young Bangladeshi,” said US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat.
“We abhor this senseless act of violence and urge the government of Bangladesh in the strongest terms to apprehend the criminals behind these murders,” she added.

Julhaz Mannan-ambassador Dan Mozena

Mr Mannan and another man were killed at his apartment building

Mr Mannan and another man were killed at his apartment building

An unidentified colleague of Xulhaz Mannan weeps as she returns from the crime scene in Dhaka.

An unidentified colleague of Xulhaz Mannan weeps as she returns from the crime scene in Dhaka.

Students have protested against the previous killing, which saw a university professor hacked to death on Saturday

Students have protested against the previous killing, which saw a university professor hacked to death on Saturday

Read the full article on the BBC website.

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