LGBT activist among two hacked to death in Bangladesh

Julhash Mannan, a cousin of Moni, and his friend Tanay were murdered at the flat in capital's Kalabagan.

By: PTI | Dhaka | Updated: April 25, 2016 10:26 pm
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Two persons, including a cousin of former foreign minister Dipu Moni, were brutally murdered in a flat in Dhaka by unidentified killers who entered the building impersonating as courier officials, the latest in a series of brutal attacks on bloggers and intellectuals in Bangladesh.

Julhash Mannan, a cousin of Moni, and his friend Tanay were murdered at the flat in capital’s Kalabagan, the Dhaka Tribune reported quoting deputy commissioner of Ramna division police Abdul Baten. Mannan was also an editor of an LGBT magazine.

Baten said armed assailants in guise of courier company officials entered the flat on the second floor of a six-storey building in Kalabagan around 7 PM and killed Mannan, 35, a former protocol officer of the US embassy and his friend.

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There have been systematic assaults in Bangladesh in recent months specially targeting minorities, secular bloggers, intellectuals and foreigners.

Last year, four prominent secular bloggers were killed with machetes, one inside his own home.

In the latest attack, liberal professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, 58, was brutally hacked to death on Saturday by machete-wielding ISIS militants who slit his throat using sharp weapons and left him to die near his home in Rajshahi city.

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  1. Harry Achari
    Apr 25, 2016 at 6:14 pm
    Forbid Islam from the w world. Give them death punishment. It is dangerous cult. From the birth of the savage cult until now we see only blood. This is disease of centuries.
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      MyTake
      Apr 25, 2016 at 7:33 pm
      It is impossible to divorce violence from Islam no matter what the Islamic peacenik say! Has there been any Fatwa against this yet? Obviously not and that explains what all this is about not matter what Islamic peacenik want people to buy!
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      1. M
        MyTake
        Apr 25, 2016 at 7:42 pm
        One way to counter this is let the children at early age not read Those "Holy" Suras in Quaran that teaches violence, thirst for blood! It does psychological damage to child's mind and later the society pay the price - not only non-Muslims! It's a fascist ideology in the name of religion! World body like UN/UNESCO has an obligation to humanity to find out what damages children's mind due to wrong "nutrition" along with their physical body due to any malnutrition and take appropriate measure for the long term benefit of the humanity. If the supply chain of fanatics is cut off that will bring better result than taking any care of individual fanatics!
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        1. M
          MyTake
          Apr 25, 2016 at 10:53 pm
          What Allah gives to His followers, the followers can give only this to others! Nothing more nothing less!!
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            Apr 25, 2016 at 4:22 pm
            While stan and Bangladesh are busy wiping out minorities from their countries purifying the land of infidels, the sickulars in India always find a way to bash Hindus accusing them of intolerance.....what a shame!
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