Syrian transsexual woman killed in Istanbul

On Dec 21, 2016 Hurriyet Daily News reported: A refugee transsexual woman who fled Syria due to the country’s civil war was murdered in her house in Istanbul on Dec. 17, the Ankara-based Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Association (Kaos GL) has reported.

The murder was reportedly described as “transphobic” and “anti-immigrant.”

Sendi, who was working as a sex worker, was allegedly stabbed to death by a client in the Cihangir neighborhood of Istanbul.

Police said an examination of the surveillance cameras nearby the scene revealed no information about any suspect.

The victim’s friends went to a forensic morgue in Yenibosna to receive Sendi’s body but were not permitted to take her remains. The woman’s friends also said Sendi’s body had become unrecognizable.

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