Jamaican mob ‘chops and stabs’ queer teenager to death

Published Tue, Jul 23, 2013 4:16 pm EDT

 

Police found the 17-year-old’s body the next morning

A mob of partygoers in St James, Jamaica attacked and killed a crossdressing or possibly transgender teenager July 22, reports Gay Star News.

The teenager, who was dressed as a woman, was dancing with a man until another woman at the party noticed.

A mob gathered, searched the teenager and, discovering male body parts, chopped and stabbed the 17-year-old to death.

Police found the teenager’s remains in the bushes the next morning.

Homosexuality is punishable by 10 years imprisonment in Jamaica, and killings of gay and transgender people are common.

“The Jamaican religious right keeps claiming all attacks are gay on gay violence. They even have the police say this foolishness,” said Jamaican LGBT rights advocate Maurice Tomlinson.

“The Jamaican government refuses to show leadership on the issue of human rights of LGBT people.”

Source :http://dailyxtra.com/world/news/jamaican-mob-chops-and-stabs-queer-teenager-death?market=210

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About Mercy

Mercy is a public health and humanitarian practitioner, strategist and community educator and mobilizer, blogger, HIV/AIDS and Social Justice/Human Rights Activist who is courageously advocating for the Dignity, Health Equity and non-discrimination of all Marginalized and Vulnerable Social Groups by fighting the prevalent HIV, the widespread Homophobia and other forms of socio-economic exclusions/injustice in Ethiopia. He is also the co-founder and director of the pioneer; Rainbow-Ethiopia Health and Human Rights Initiative, the one and only LGBTI Health and Human rights organization in Ethiopia Please feel free to Contact him at: rainbow-ethiopia@mail.com Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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