20/03/2009 | Writer: KAOS GL
March 13, 2009
Government Should Prosecute Violence, Prohibit Discrimination
The killing of Ebru Soykan, a prominent transgender human rights activist, on March 10, 2009, shows a continuing climate of violence based on gender identity that authorities should urgently take steps to combat, Human Rights Watch said today. News reports and members of a Turkish human rights group said that an assailant stabbed and killed Ebru, 28, in her home in the center of Istanbul.
Tags: human rights