Two Pakistani transgenders beaten to death by Saudi police

02 Mar, 2017 12:09 pm

RIYADH (92 News) – A Saudi Arabian police raid on a gathering of 35 transgender people in Riyadh left two Pakistani transgenders dead.

Human rights groups claim that police forced the victims into sacks and beat them with sticks. The raid was based on a Saudi law criminalizing cross-dressing.

The two transgender people killed were both from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Amna, 35, hailed from Mingora, while Meeno, 26, was from Peshawar.

Amna, Meeno, and 33 other Khawaja Sara were meeting in a rest house in Riyadh as part of a formal gathering when Saudi police carried out the raid.

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