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Editor of Bangladesh's first LGBT magazine murdered

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 11:20 AM
Bangladeshi people gather outside a building where two people were found stabbed to death in Dhaka, Bangladesh today.

A leading gay rights activist and editor at Bangladesh's only LGBT magazine has been hacked to death.

Another person was also killed and one person injured when attackers entered an apartment in Dhaka.

Julhas Mannan was an editor at LGBT magazine Roopbaan and previously worked at the US embassy.

The killing comes two days after a university teacher was hacked to death by suspected Islamist militants.

Since February last year suspected militants have killed several secular or atheist writers and members of religious minority groups.