Tag Archive | El Salvador

El Salvador: Police sentenced in first trans murder conviction

El Salvador: Police sentenced in first trans murder conviction

A court in El Salvador has sentenced three police officers to 20-year prison sentences, for the murder of a transgender woman, the nation’s first convictions in a homicide case involving a trans victim. The verdict was a welcome development in the conservative Central American country, where gay and trans people face rampant discrimination and abuse, […]

Trans asylum-seeker killed after US deportation back to El Salvador

(Reuters) – A Salvadoran transgender woman who sought asylum in the United States was killed weeks after she was deported, a rights group said on Friday last, underscoring the dangers of the Trump administration’s hardening policy on asylum seekers. El Salvador’s ASPIDH Rainbow Trans Association said Camila Diaz Cordova, a 29-year-old sex worker, applied for […]

US: IACHR Condemns Killing of Trans Woman in El Salvador

US: IACHR Condemns Killing of Trans Woman in El Salvador

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has condemned the killing in El Salvador of Francela Méndez, a trans woman and defender of human rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans and intersex (LGBTI) persons. According to reports, so far this year at least seven trans persons have been killed in El Salvador, in circumstances yet […]