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Murders force Bangladeshi gay rights activists underground

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Many LGBT activists in Bangladesh deactivate their Facebook pages and go into hiding after the deaths of Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy

Relatives and friends attend the funeral prayer of Bangladeshi activist Xulhaz Mannan in Dhaka on April 26, 2016.  Two leading gay rights activists were hacked to death on April 25, at an apartment in Bangladesh's capital, police said, the latest deadly attack on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. Police did not identify the victims, but an official from Roopbaan, the country's only LBGT magazine, named one as editor and gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan. / AFP PHOTO / Rehman Asad

Gay rights activists hacked to death in Bangladesh

Apr 25, 2016 - 11:15 PM

UPDATED An official from the Roopbaan LGBT magazine identifies the victims as Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy

Bangladeshi journalists and onlookers gather in front of an apartment in Dhaka on April 25, 2016. where here a leading gay rights activist was allegedly hacked to death.  Two people including a leading gay rights activist were hacked to death at an apartment in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, police said, the latest in a series of attacks on minorities in the Muslim-majority nation. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

4 revellers held after Bangladesh bans 'rainbow rally'

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Officers hold 4 young men who joined revellers at the main new year parade at Dhaka University seeking to hold a rally in support of gay rights which had been denied permission

BENGALI NEW YEAR. Bangladeshis attend a colorful procession to welcome the Bengali New Year - 1423 - at Shahbagh in Dhaka, Bangladsesh, April 14, 2016. Photo by Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh group to hold 'rainbow rally' despite threats

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:57 AM

Roopbaan a group which promotes freedom of love and gender equality in the Muslim majority nation says its members will be part of the new year parade to be held in central Dhaka on Thursday