Eight Men Charged With Murder Of LGBT Activists In Bangladesh

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05/14/2019

Eight men have been charged by police in Bangladesh for the 2016 murders of LGBT+ rights activists Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy. Mannan and Tonoy were brutally hacked to death in an apartment in Bangladesh in 2016, but up until now, nobody had been charged in connection with the killings. Before his death, Mannan edited Bangladesh’s first LGBT+ magazine, Roopban, and Tonoy was the publication’s general secretary. The police’s counter terrorism unit filed the charges against the eight men yesterday and claimed they were members of extremist group Ansar al Islam, according to Channel News Asia.

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