English Professor, LGBT Activists Dead in Attacks in Bangladesh

Just weeks after the deadly attack on a law student in Bangladesh, there have been another two deadly attacks in just two days in the country.

On Saturday of this past weekend, Rezaul Karim Siddique, a 58-year-old university professor of English, was hacked to death in an attack similar to murders of other secular and atheist activists. Daesh has since claimed responsibility.

And, just this evening in Dhaka, the senior editor of Bangladesh’s first LGBT magazine,  Xulhaz Mannan, was murdered alongside his friend, a fellow LGBT rights activist.

We will have more on these stories as they develop.