Peru opens torture investigation over trans man’s death in Indonesia

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09/01/2022

LIMA, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation for alleged torture over the death in Indonesia last month of a trans Peruvian man who died while in custody in the tourist island of Bali, the country’s public ministry said on Thursday. Rodgrigo Ventocilla, 32, was a Peruvian graduate student at Harvard celebrating his honeymoon in Bali. His death has outraged LGBT activists who have accused Peruvian diplomats of not doing enough to protect him.

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