The founder of Bangladesh’s only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) magazine has been killed in the latest of a series of horrific murders of bloggers and activists.
Xulhaz Mannan, an LGBT advocate, was violently murdered. Hear him predict his own death.
A security guard at Mannan’s building said the group had identified themselves as courier company officials when they arrived at around 5pm. “Half an hour later, I heard shouting and shooting sounds from the flat and went to look into the incident,” he told the Dhaka Times. “The assailants then attacked me with knives.”
Xulhaz, 35, was a Political Process Analyst at the USAI. The US ambassador to Bangladesh condemned the killing of Xulhaz Mannan, who also worked at the US embassy.
The biggest sign that he was powerful was their need to kill him. Nobody deserves to die because other people hate them.
Another person was also injured when the attackers entered a Dhaka flat.
The other victim, identified by Bangladeshi media as Tanay Mojumdar, also worked at Roopbaan
Since February last year suspected militants have killed several secular or atheist writers and members of religious minority groups.