Brutal murder of gay teen in Peru

Joel Morelo Sánchez, a gay Peruvian 19 year old man, was killed and dismembered November 22nd in Chachapoyas the Amazonian region of Peru.  The young man is seen leaving a local club on the security cameras, later only a wristband on his right hand could be used to identify him in the aftermath of this brutal crime. 

Gio Infante the director of a gay rights group in Peru called out Peruvian legislators for their failure to add incidents of homophobia to a hate crimes bill that passed in July.  According to El Comercio, hundreds of people in the town are calling for justice in this case. 

You can read more about this in Spanish here: http://elcomercio.pe/actualidad/1667459/noticia-chachapoyas-exige-justicia-joel-molero-joven-gay-asesinado-brutalmente

You can read more about this in English here: http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/12/peru-gay-teen-murdered-dismembered-burned-in-brutal-hate-crime/#.UqZIv-KM3To

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