Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Participants attacked at third European Transgender Council

Two Turkish delegates to the Third European Transgender Council in Malmoe, Sweden, were attacked as they left a restaurant Sept. 30.

They were physically assaulted and pelted with eggs by five to seven attackers, they said. They also were allegedly later mistreated by police, who asked them offensive questions, questioned their right to be in Sweden and referred to them with incorrect pronouns. The police interrogations made them feel "intensely violated and humiliated," the activists said.

The conference brought together more than 200 trans activists from 35 nations.

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