LGBT activist among two hacked to death in Bangladesh


Two people have been hacked to death today 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,” said Dhaka Metropolitan Police spokesman Maruf Hossain Sorder. 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. A spokesman for a gay group, Boys of Bangladesh, confirmed that the Roopbaan editor…

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