Honduras: Transgender women beaten, threatened and murdered


Amnesty International has put out an urgent appeal on behalf of a Honduran transgender woman who was arrested by the police, beaten up and threatened with death if she reported what happened to her.

The attack on the woman follows the murders of three other transgender women in Honduras since last October. The women were all working as sex workers near Palmira when they were attacked. Transgender women who work as sex workers are frequently attacked by clients or police officers. No one has been brought to justice for these killings.