Transgender death in Saudi Arabia prompts call for inquiry

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Apr 13, 7:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Human Rights Watch is calling on Saudi Arabia to investigate the death of a Pakistani transgender woman who had been detained by police in the capital, Riyadh, following a raid on a private gathering.

The rights organization says a family member claims the transgender woman was tortured in custody.

Human Rights Watch said Thursday the medical report states the body did not show "any signs of suspicious wounds." A police memo says the detainee complained of chest pains and was taken to a hospital.

More here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_SAUDI_TRANSGENDER_DEATH?SITE=SCAND&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&SECTION=HOME

 

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