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[Editorial] No free expression, no health

We grieve for Xulhaz Mannan, a gay rights activist and editor, and his friend Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, who were viciously killed last week in Dhaka. Alarmingly, this brings to five the number of writers, activists, or intellectuals murdered in Bangladesh in April alone, and to ten in 2016. The common denominator is that of expression of views perceived to be anti-Islamic by extremists, although worryingly the targets seem to be widening to anyone with a progressive or liberal view. The brutality of the killings is matched in tragedy by the impunity with which the crimes are carried out.