THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Information put together from two sources indicates another Turkish trans woman had her throat slit open and bled to death. EMTs were called but 25-year-old Serap was dead at the scene. Police plan to begin a murder investigation, starting with an autopsy.
Disturbing is that Serap’s death follows the July throat slashing of Secil Anne — both of these victims were living in Antalya, Turkey.
Here’s what I wrote about the July killing: “Secil Anne’s murder however, is especially ominous as it comes a month after a group of about 100 neighbors in Antalya protested the transgender sex workers in the area that were “disturbing” to them. While the police say they do patrol the area and charge sex workers when caught, however, the group of neighbors said then they would be ‘patrolling the area with bats.’”
Read more about the July killing: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/trans-woman-disfigured-stabbed-to-death-in-turkey/
I’ve no idea if these murders are related, or connected to this neighborhood group.
Working from a Turkish to English translation, a trans activist, Michelle Demishevich, said there were other trans people with Serap during the attack who were also injured, but survived. They were also pepper sprayed after being attacked.
Information from a transgender activist in Turkey, Kemal Ordek, confirms a number of the facts in the news report.
Anybody with further details about either of these murders, please post in the comment section.
Thanks to Jasmine Emily Seymour for the tip.
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