6/2/2009

Police in Honduras are neglecting their duties to protect transgender people, at least 17 of whom have been killed in the past five years without anyone being prosecuted for the crimes, according to a report from Human Rights Watch. The police are "failing miserably" in their duties to shield transgender people from violence, and "have an obligation to protect people and to investigate violence, no matter who the victims are," said Juliana Cano Nieto, an LGBT researcher for the group.

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