Trans person tortured and brutally killed in Pakistan

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The victim, identified as Nasir Naso, was killed near Bara Gate after being tortured, police said. The suspects are already arrested, one of them was an owner of the house where the victim lived. Trans Action Pakistan condemned the murder, which is the 62nd killing of a trans person in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region for last 3 years. Earlier this year Pakistan introduced historic legislation protecting trans people from discrimination in employment, healthcare, housing and on public transport. Pakistan issued its first passports with a separate gender X category last year, which allows trans citizens to self-identify with a third option instead of just male or female. There are still significant challenges, though, with trans people reportedly being blocked from taking part in the election if their IDs are not updated in correspondence with their true gender.

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