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Bangladesh ‘LGBT Activist’ and Magazine Editor Hacked to Death in “Savage” Dhaka Attack — Islamist Militants Suspected

Peace and Freedom

AFP

© AFP/File | Bangladeshi secular activists staged a national strike in 2015 to protest against a spate of violent attacks on bloggers and publishers in Dhaka

DHAKA (AFP) – Two people were hacked to death Monday at an apartment in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, police said, with a local television channel identifying one of them as a leading gay rights activist.”Unidentified attackers entered an apartment at Kalabagan and hacked two people to death. Another person was injured,” Dhaka Metropolitan Police spokesman Maruf Hossain Sorder told AFP.

He did not identify the dead, but private television Channel 24 said one of them was the editor of Roopbaan, the country’s only magazine for the LGBT community.

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