Turkish Transgender Woman Raped, Tortured, Killed and Set on Fire

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Kader, 22, A Transgender Woman from Turkey was raped, tortured and set on fire, CNN Turkey reports 
Sources say that she was last seen entering the car of a client (She was a sex worker). Kader’s body was found burned and mutilated in the Istanbul neighborhood of Zekeriyaköy on August 8th.

Following Kader’s murder, LGBT rights campaigners and supporters have been paying tribute to her. On Twitter her name was trending after thousands of people tweeted the hashtag #HandeKadereSesVer — meaning “Give voice to Hande Kader”, according to Buzzfeed News.

While LGBT is not illegal in Turkey, in the practise, LGBT members suffer the constant harassment and hate from extremist religious groups and men. Discrimination and segregation is still commonplace in Turkey.

Kader’s murder comes just two weeks after a young Syrian gay man was tortured, raped and beheaded in Istambul.

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