Pakistani transgender woman ‘kidnapped and tortured’ by gang

 | 
06/11/2019

A gang of thugs reportedly kidnapped and tortured a transgender woman in Mardan, Pakistan, shaving off her hair after she refused to give them money. Shakeela claims to have been taken from outside of a mosque on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which fell on June 5 in Pakistan. She said that the attackers held her against her will for three hours, beating her and shaving her head after she refused to pay them 1 million rupees (£5,200). The 27-year-old works as a dancer in Mardan. According to the Trans Action Alliance, she had previously paid the attackers a total of 90,000 rupees as “a kind of safety money which you pay and you can work and dance in the area.”

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/18/2024
06/18/2024
In a world where acceptance and safety often seem difficult to attain, many queer individuals also struggle to find a safe space to express …
Added on: 06/18/2024
06/17/2024
A federal judge in Kentucky on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from implementing new protections for LGBT students from discrimination in schools and …
Added on: 06/18/2024
06/17/2024
Thailand’s senate has passed the final reading of a historic marriage equality bill, paving the way for the country to become the first in …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/18/2024
In a world where acceptance and safety often seem difficult to attain, many queer individuals also struggle to find a safe space to express …
Added on: 06/18/2024
Thailand’s senate has passed the final reading of a historic marriage equality bill, paving the way for the country to become the first in …
Added on: 06/17/2024
When Daoud, a veteran queer activist, recently walked past rainbow flags hung for Pride month in the old port city of Jaffa, a historic …