Bangladesh: Man Held Over Murders of LGBT Activists

BBC News | Reader Supported News | May 16, 2016

Police in Bangladesh have arrested a man over the killing last month of a gay rights activist and his friend.


he suspect was identified as Shariful Islam Shihab, a former member of the banned Islamic group Harkatul Jihad.

Xulhaz Mannan, the editor of Bangladesh’s first magazine for LGBT people, and fellow activist Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy were killed last month.

Bangladesh has seen a surge in violent attacks against gay activists and other minority groups in recent months.

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