Kerry urges Bangladesh probe of embassy employee’s killing


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Bangladesh to ensure a thorough investigation into the killing this week of a gay rights advocate employed by the U.S. embassy, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. The agency said in a statement that Kerry had spoken with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by telephone on Thursday and offered U.S. support for the investigation. Kerry condemned recent attacks in Bangladesh and urged the country to redouble efforts to prevent extreme violence. A group affiliated with al Qaeda claimed responsibility for killing Xulhaz Mannan, editor of Bangladesh’s first magazine for gay,…

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