LGBT magazine editor murdered in Dhaka home as killings continue in Bangladesh
- Xulhaz Mannan and a visiting friend were hacked to death by a group of youth posing as couriers to gain access to Mannan’s home.
- Mannan was the editor of Roopbaan, Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine, and a USAid worker.
- The murders are the latest in ongoing attacks against minority intellectuals and follow the detention of LGBT activists attempting to march in Bengali New Year festivities.
“Editor of Bangladesh’s first and only LGBT magazine killed” (The Guardian)
“LGBT magazine Roopbaan editor hacked to death” (The Dhaka Tribune)
“LGBT activist among two hacked to death in Dhaka” (The Hindu)
(Image Credit: via The Guardian)