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Xulhaz Mannan, a gay rights activist and editor at Roopbaan, Bangladesh’s only LGBT magazine, was murdered on 25 April. Mannan and a friend, identified by Bangladeshi media as Tanay Mojumdar, also an LGBT activist, were hacked to death in Dhaka. As an openly gay man, Mannan was deeply considered with the restriction and stigma against homosexuality in Bangladesh. He had been previously threatened by Islamist groups on social media. This attack comes two days after the Islamic State (IS) allegedly claimed responsibility for the murder of Rezaul Karim Siddique, professor of English at Rajshahi University for allegedly advocating atheism.

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