Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Transgender woman's mutilated body found burnt in street in Turkey

The badly-burned body of a young transgender woman who went missing last week has been found burnt by the side of a road in Istanbul.  It is the latest in a series of hate crimes in Turkey shocking the LGBT and international community.  Sex worker Hande Kader was last seen getting into a client's car, and her partner raised the alarm and filed a missing persons' report when she did not return last week.

Despite being badly mutilated, the 22-year-old's body, found in the upmarket neighbourhood of Zekeriyakoy, was finally identified by prosthetics at the city morgue.

Politically active, Kader had been photographed participating in protests and demonstrations for LGBT rights.Kader's friends took to Facebook in anger following the news of her death - one of them claiming that the "common mongrels" who had carried out the attack will one day "pay the price". The chilling incident comes less than two weeks after the murder and decapitation of a gay Syrian refugee just a few miles from where Kader's body was found.

Muhammed Wisam Sankari had settled in Istanbul after fleeing the ongoing conflict in Syria was found dead after having been raped and beheaded.

UK Mirror