Hande Kader, a trans woman based in Istanbul, disappeared a week ago. Her friends and lover filed a missing person’s announcement. Hande Kader’s burned body was found in Zekeriyaköy.
Source: “Trans Kadın Yakılarak Katledildi”, Pembe Hayat, 12 August 2016, http://pembehayat.org/haberler.php?id=1187
Trans sex worker Hande Kader was last seen getting in her customer’s car about a week ago and has not been heard from since. Her friends and partner have reported Hande’s disappearance to the police.
Following the report, police initiated a search and rescue. During the operation, they found a burned trans woman’s body near Zekeriyakoy.
Hande Kader’s partner D. mentioned that Hande was wearing prosthetics which helped identify her burnt body.
In order to confirm the body’s identification, Hande’s family has been informed and the burial will be on hold until they arrive.
Mahmut Tanal, MP from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), held a press conference for Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20th to commemorate the victims of transphobic hate crimes.
Buse Kılıckaya and Selin Berghan from Pink Life Association and Melahat Deniz and Murat Koylu from Kaos GL Association participated in the press conference organized by Tanal for Trans Day of Remembrance, commemorating trans people who have been victims of hate crimes.
Law & Politics, LGBTI Activism and tagged Buse Kılıçkaya, CHP, Gender identity, general morality, Mahmut Tanal, press conference, Press statement, Trans Day of Remembrance, Transphobic Hate Crimes, Turkish Parliamentary, unjust provocation on .
November 21, 2014
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Elif Ceylan Özsoy, “Eşcinsel İlişki Teklif Etmek “Haksız Bir Fiil” midir?” (“Is the Proposition of Homosexual Intercourse an Unjust Provocation?”),
bianet, 17 March 2009, http://bianet.org/biamag/bianet/113198-escinsel-iliski-teklif-etmek-haksiz-bir-fiil-midir
The judiciary in Turkey is, unfortunately, biased against homosexual and transsexual people who have been victimized or murdered. It is a position that essentially blames them and punishes them for existing and constituting an identity.
What hurts our feelings of justice in homosexual and transsexual murders is the fact that the perpetrators benefit from unjust provocation reductions. The defense, memorized by perpetrators, “he proposed homosexual intercourse, I lost it and killed him,” is typical; the court accepts this defense and gives a reduced sentence..
What are the legal grounds to justify these reduced sentences? In this article, I will discuss the “Situations Affecting Crime” and the Unjust Provocation institution.
Law & Politics and tagged baki koşar, Black Pink Triangle Izmir Association, Customs killings, Elif Ceylan Özsoy, Homophobic hate crimes, LGBT rights in Turkey, LGBT Turkey, LGBTI rights in Turkey, LGBTI Turkey, SOGI, Supreme Court of Appeals, Transphobic Hate Crimes, unjust provocation on .
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