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Bangladesh News | LGBT

Four LGBT activists detained in Dhaka after attempting to join new year festivities
  • The four members of Roopbaan, a Bangladeshi LGBT rights group, were arrested for attempting to join Bengali New Year processions under suspicion of illegal assembly.
  • The four were released after their families arrived to retrieve them, when police reportedly told their families they were gay.
  • Roopbaan had attempted to arrange a “rainbow rally” weeks earlier but police had denied permission after fundamentalists issued threats of violence.

Read more:
Bangladesh: Police Detain LGBT Members at Pahela Boishakh Rally” (BenarNews)
Boishakh ‘rainbow rally’ cancelled” (Dhaka Tribune)
Four gay activists freed in Bangladesh” (Firstpost)

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