Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Turkey: stop violence against transgender people

Multiple Murders Highlight Inadequate State Protection
February 22, 2010

Protecting people and preventing violence means more than investigating after the fact. Without meaningful government action to affirm their rights and ensure their safety, transgender people in Turkey will continue to live in fear.
Juliana Cano Nieto, researcher in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights program at Human Rights Watch

(Ankara) - The recent murders of two transgender women in Turkey highlight  an ongoing pattern of violence and the urgent need for stronger protection measures by the government, four Turkish and international human rights organizations said today in a letter to Turkish authorities.

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