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Ten gang members arrested for video showing trans person being violently beaten

Joseph McCormick November 14, 2016

Ten members of a gang have been arrested in Pakistan for publicly flogging a trans person.

The gang had also posted a video of the incident online, which was shared thousands of times.

Police said on Monday that arrests had been made in Sialkot.

The video shows the leader of the gang, Jajja Butt, who beats the trans person as they shout out in pain.

A video of the incident is below – beware it contains graphic violence

Violence against the transgender community in Pakistan is rife.

Health officials in Pakistan were found guilty of committing criminal negligence after a transgender activist died.

Alesha, a transgender activist in Pakistan was shot multiple times by a gang member. When admitted to The Lady Reading Hospital, doctors failed to treat her injuries straight away.

Another trans woman in Pakistan was shot after she refused to have sex with attackers who broke into her home.

The victim, Kashi, was shot in the thigh when three armed men broke into her home, in Mansehra, and attempted to rape her.

More: Asia, jajja butt, Pakistan, Pakistan, Transgender

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