On the night of September 4, at around 3:30-4:00 a.m., an unknown person approached G. Karayan and her transgender friend, sitting in the park in front of the Yerevan Municipality, and threatened that if trans woman G. did not have sex with him, he will beat and stab the trans woman. G. Karayan asked him to leave them alone, otherwise she would apply to the police, but the person, pulling G., forced her to go with him. The trans woman, seeing that there was no other way out, asked her friend to call the police immediately or find the patrol officers nearby, who would help them.

After pulling through and forth, that person attacked transgender activist G. Karayan, inflicting several stab wounds on different parts of her body, injuring her leg and shoulder. G. Karayan somehow escaped from the hands of the abuser and went to the Arabkir police station to report a crime.

According to G. Karayan, the police did nothing to find the criminal, moreover, they discriminated against the transgender woman, subjecting her to ridicule.

According to Karayan’s application, the legal department of the “Right Side” Human Rights Defender NGO is dealing with this case. You can get additional information on the progress of the case by following our news.

Sep 6, 2021 Armenia Yerevan

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