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Rights Groups Criticize 'Crossfire' Deaths in Bangladesh

When police shot and killed a 24-year-old man in Bangladesh in mid-June, they said he was an Islamist militant wanted for the killings of several secular bloggers and gay rights activists. They said the man had taken part in the hacking death of Bangladeshi American blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka last year and organized the killings in April of two gay rights activists, including U.S. embassy employee Xulhaz Mannan. They identified the gunman as Shariful, a member of the banned hard-line...

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