Bangladesh – Murder of civil society representatives (April 23-25, 2016)

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France condemns the murders in Bangladesh of Professor Razaul Karim Siddique on April 23, the Hindu priest Paramananda Roy on April 24, and two LGBT rights activists, Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy, on April 25.

These heinous murders are the latest in a series of murders of civil society and human rights activists and members of religious minorities in recent months. Daesh has claimed credit for most of them.

France offers its condolences to the victims’ loved ones and stands with Bangladesh in the fight against terrorism. The perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to justice.