Trans woman subjected to group rape in Pakistan

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Pakistani transgenders carry placards as they rally to mark World Aids Day in Karachi on November 30, 2013. World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 every year to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Sources told The Express Tribune that the woman in Peshawar, Pakistan was attacked because she was advocating for trans rights. The woman who asked not to reveal her identity due to fears for her safety and life says there were at least 9 people who assaulted her physically and sexually.There have been multiple instances of transgender people being shot in Peshawar. Rights activist Taimur Kamal said that many crimes against LGBT people in Peshawar were being committed by an organised gang and there are even no laws in the country according to which this gang could be punished, authorities do nothing to help trans Pakistani. This claim was supported by activist, Qamar Naseem, who said that when trans person was shot dead, the police didn’t assist the victim with any medical attention. Earlier this month, a transgender victim called Sonia was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after being shot.

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