Outrage of the Day Part II- Murder of Transgender Human Rights Activist

1:18 PM Posted In , , , Edit This 0 Comments »
"Human rights groups say a Turkish transwoman would be alive today if police had taken seriously her pleas for help. The body of Ebru Soykan, a prominent transgender human rights activist, was found in her Istanbul home on March 10.
She had been stabbed to death, according to news reports. Soykan was a member of Lambda Istanbul. The organization said police had refused rebuffed several times in the month before her murder for an order of protection from a man who had beaten her and threatened to kill her on several occasions.
The man was questioned by police after Soykan insisted to authorities her life was in danger. He was released after questioning several days before the murder. The man is now under arrest for with her murder, but charges have yet to be laid."

0 comments: