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Bangladesh's LGBT magazine Roopbaan editor hacked to death

Another killed and one injured in the attack

By Samuel Osborne

Published 25/04/2016

A senior editor of Bangledesh's first LGBT magazine has been hacked to death, police say.

Another was also killed and one injured in the attack at an apartment in the capital of Dhaka.

The activist was an editor for Roopbaan, which focuses on issues facing the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

On Saturday, Isis claimed responsibility for the murder of a Bangladesh university professor who was hacked to death, supposedly for "calling to atheism".

Earlier this month, a liberal blogger who criticised Islamism was also hacked to death in Bangladesh by attackers wielding machetes.

At least four atheist bloggers were murdered in 2015 for writing critically against militant Islamism.

Source Independent

Bangladeshi students protest in Rajshahi on April 24, 2016 a day after unidentified attackers hacked to death a university professor.
Bangladesh police arrested an Islamist student on April 24 over the hacking to death of a professor one day earlier, the latest such killing claimed by the Islamic State group. / AFP PHOTO / --/AFP/Getty Images
Bangladeshi students protest in Rajshahi on April 24, 2016 a day after unidentified attackers hacked to death a university professor. Bangladesh police arrested an Islamist student on April 24 over the hacking to death of a professor one day earlier, the latest such killing claimed by the Islamic State group. / AFP PHOTO / --/AFP/Getty Images

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