Transgender woman is raped, burned to death in Turkey

Transgender woman is raped, burned to death in Turkey
Published: 2016 August 20 14:07:46 (7152 Views)
An LGBT campaigner in Turkey was raped then burned to death.

The 22-year-old trans woman's death has sparked widespread calls for greater protection for Turkey's LGBT population.

Hande was working as a prostitute and was last seen getting into the car of a client.



Her body was found burned and mutilated in the Zekeruyahoy neighbourhood in Istanbul.

Since her death, LGBT rights campaigners have been using the hashtag #HandeKadereSesVer – which means 'Make some noise for Hande Kader'.

Hande had become a symbolic figure in Turkey after facing down a police water cannon during last year's Gay Pride march in Istanbul.



Source - Metro

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