Tag Archive | Jennifer Laude

Philippines: US Killer of Transwoman Deported

Philippines: US Killer of Transwoman Deported

(Reuters) – The Philippines on Sunday deported a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Southeast Asian country in 2014, after he was granted an absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton left Manila’s international airport at 9:14 a.m. local time (0114 GMT) aboard an American military […]

Philippines: President pardons US Marine in trans killing

Philippines: President pardons US Marine in trans killing

(Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday pardoned a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the country nearly six years ago, sparking condemnation from activists, who described the move as a “mockery of justice”. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was jailed in 2015 for killing Jennifer Laude near a former […]

Philippines: Court to hear appeal in transgender murder

Philippines: Court to hear appeal in transgender murder

(Reuters) – A US Marine, convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines nearly six years ago, will remain in prison, while the victim’s lawyer seeks to overturn a court ruling granting him an early release, a presidential spokesman said on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Olongapo trial court ordered the freeing of Lance Corporal […]

Philippines: LGBT Activists Call For Justice on ‘National Day of Outrage’

Philippines: LGBT Activists Call For Justice on ‘National Day of Outrage’

“In line with the recent cases of crime and violence against transpeople. STRAP and other lgbt organizations held the National Day of Outrage at the UP Sunken Garden. We call for justice, fairness and equality for all the victims of hate crime, discrimination and prejudice”. This is the call from STRAP, the Society of Transsexual […]

American Marine Suspected in Filipino Transgender Murder Case

An American Marine is being questioned in the Philippines regarding the suspicious death of a transgender Filipino woman recently, while local LGBT activists are calling for the murder to be deemed a hate crime. According to Col. Brad Bartelt, a spokesman for the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, the unnamed Marine, from the North Carolina-based 2nd Battalion, 9th […]