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On the night of March 13-14 of this year, at the intersection of Amiryan-Zakyan streets, more than ten masked persons with batons in their hands attacked a trans woman and brutally beat her, throwing her to the ground and hitting various parts of her body.
The trans woman managed to escape by hiding in the porch of one of the buildings, and then, noticing the patrols on duty in the area, approached them to ask for help, but before the patrols approached the scene, the perpetrators managed to flee.
The trans woman contacted the police regarding the incident.
During the conversation with the trans woman, we learned that she managed to see the faces of some of the young people and mentioned it in the program.
The trans woman underwent forensic examination.
The Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO condemns gender-based violence and will pursue the full disclosure of the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Right Side Human Rights Defender NGO urges the RA police to conduct an investigation in order to find and prosecute the perpetrators.
The legal department of the organization is involved in this case and will do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to justice.
It should be noted that on the same day, half an hour after the incident, the above-mentioned young men brutally beat another trans woman in the area of Yerevan Municipality, causing various degrees of injuries and fled again.
The trans woman turned to the police officers on duty in the area and registered an emergency medical call.
And before committing violence, these young men targeted two other trans women in Mashtots Avenue, but the trans people managed to escape.
We would like to emphasize that in recent times, a number of cases of beatings of Trans LGBIQ people have been registered and, in our opinion, it has a directed, perhaps even organized nature.
In relation to these cases, the organization prepares applications to send to:
RA Prosecutor’s Office,
RA Human Rights Defender,
RA Investigative Committee,
other RA bodies.
March 16, 2023 Armenia, Yerevan