Case of murdered Honduran trans woman could set legal precedent in region

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6/17/21

An international court is examining whether the Honduran government was complicit in the killing of Vicky Hernández, a 26-year-old trans woman fatally shot on the night of the country’s 2009 coup d’état. Why it matters: Legal advocates say the case could set a legal precedent across Latin America, which has the world’s highest concentration of trans murders, according to activists.

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