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Shocking Video of Attack on Trans Woman/Impactante Video Muestra Ataque Contra Mujer Trans

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In Los Angeles this week, we have with us dozens of activists attending the “Global Arc of Justice: LGBT Rights Law Around the World Conference,” organized by the Williams Institute at UCLA and the International Lesbian and Gay Law Association. 

Among the activists are many from Mexico and Latin America. Peruvian activists called our attention to a shocking case that took place in Tarapot, in the North, where a “junta vecinal” or neighborhood watch vigilante type of group took it upon themselves to find and punish Techi, a transgender woman and alleged prostitute. They took off her clothes, cut her hair, beat and threatened her. And all of this in front of a news crew they’d invited to chronicle the attack. 

Amnesty International issued an urgent action after activists called attention to the case. Please take a moment to watch the video. We salute our brave friends in Peru and the rest of Latin America and the world as they fight for equal rights. 

You can watch the video below:

En Los Angeles esta semana tenemos con nosotras docenas de activistas LGBT para la conferencia “Global Arc of Justice: LGBT Rights Law Around the World Conference,” organizado por el Instituto Williams de UCLA y la International Lesbian and Gay Law Association.

Entre los activistas reunidos aqui estan muchos de Mexico y Latinoamerica. Activistas de Peru nos llamaron la atención a un caso impactante que ocurrio en Tarapoto en el norte del pais, donde “junta vecinal” decidió salir a buscar y castigar a Techi, una mujer transgénero que ellos alegaban es prostituta. La desnudaron, cortaron el pelo, pegaron y amenazaron. Y todo esto delante de camaras de un noticiero que habian invitado a ir con ellos y documentar sus hechos.

Amnesty Interacional le pidió a sus miembros que hagan una acción urgente despues de que activistas llamaron atención al caso.

Por favor tomen un momento para ver este video. Les deseamos toda la suerte del mundo a nuestros valientes amigos y amigas no solo en el Peru pero de toda latinoamerica y el mundo quienes cada dia ponen sus vidas en riesgo para luchar por los derechos.

Para ver el video: