Gay rights activist among two hacked to death in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi secular activists staged a national strike in 2015 to protest against a spate of violent attacks on bloggers and publishers in DhakaTwo leading gay rights activists were hacked to death Monday at an apartment in Bangladesh’s capital, police said, the latest deadly attack on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. Dhaka Metropolitan Police spokesman Maruf Hossain Sorder said at least six men entered the seven-storey building, saying they were there to deliver a parcel to the home of one of the victims. Police did not identify the victims, but an official from Roopbaan, the country’s only LBGT magazine, named one as editor and gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan.

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