Investigate death of 19 yr old sex worker from LGBTI community after violent attack in Lautoka - Commission

Investigate death of 19 yr old sex worker from LGBTI community after violent attack in Lautoka - Commission

By Vijay Narayan
Sunday 14/04/2024
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An urgent call is being made by the Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission for the Fiji Police Force to thoroughly investigate the death of a 19-year-old sex worker, a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community, who reportedly died following an alleged violent attack late last month in Lautoka.

Chair of the Commission, Pravesh Sharma says the Commission strongly condemns all forms of violence, homophobic hate crimes and attacks on people on the grounds of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or those who do not conform to the binary sociocultural gender stereotypes and ‘norms’.

Sharma says they are concerned and deeply saddened that a young life has been lost.

They are hopeful that the alleged perpetrators will face the full brunt of the law.

The Commission will be monitoring the progress of this incident.

fijivillage News has sent questions to the Police. They are yet to respond.

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