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Honduras: Men caught on camera savagely beating a trans woman

Nick Duffy August 3, 2014

A news crew in Honduras filmed two men kicking, punching, throttling and savagely beating a trans woman.

The disturbing footage was captured in the city of San Pedro Sula, in the northwest of the country.

The video shows one of the men – seemingly a member of the military police – kicking the woman, while the other, dressed in civillian clothes, attacks her, throws her to the ground and at one point appears to throttle her.

Local newspaper La Prensa claimed the victim was a “tranny” and a “sex worker”, and alleges the incident began when she smashed a glass window on the truck of a client who refused to pay.

The footage was captured by a camera crew who did not intervene to help the victim, and the clip aired on Channel 6 in the country.

Armed Forces spokesman Antonio Sanchez denied the involvement of any personnel in the incident, despite one of the men clearly wearing uniform.

He claims the footage is “misleading” and “manipulated”.

Queerty writes: “[It offers] a sobering reminder of how nonexistent LGBT rights are in some countries abroad.”

The identity of the woman in the video could not be verified.

Watch the clip below (WARNING – transphobic violence):

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