Trans refugees attacked in Leros camp by group of 20
Two transgender refugees living in a refugee camp have reportedly been attacked by a number of locals.
A group of an estimated 20 people on the island have been carrying out hatefully motivated attacks against refugees.
The two trans people, who were staying in a UNHRC camp in Leros, were set up on by the group which is made up mostly of men.
One victim had to receive hospital treatment after the attack which was carried out by the men who ride motorcycles and wear hooded clothing.
The women were believed to have been walking towards a refugee centre on the island which is run by the UNHRC when they were attacked from behind with a wooden rod.
Greece’s Transgender Support Association (GTSA) has deemed the attack as racists as the attackers terrorise and mock refugees.
The GTSA said that the police are “not doing anything about” the incident.
It is believed the attack is the third in a number of attacks being carried out by the group.
The GTSA has urged the state and the UNHCR to take necessary precautions to protect refugees from further attacks.
Greece rejected an asylum claim from a gay Syrian refugee last year and ordered the man to return to Turkey after they ruled that claims he could be persecuted for his sexual orientation in his home were deemed “unreliable”.
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