Young gay man is tortured and murdered in Cancun after revealing he had HIV

A young gay man he was tortured, burned and killed after revealing that he was HIV-positive last weekend in Cancún, reported this Tuesday an organization that defends the LGBTTI + community in the entity.

“The victim was murdered inside a blacksmith’s workshop; she was beaten, tortured, burned and murdered once she commented that she had HIV”

According to the version of representatives of the Resilientxs organization, which announced the case last Saturday, the victim was at a party in Cancun where he revealed his HIV status, before which some of the assistants allegedly tortured, burned and finally murdered him.

“The victim was murdered inside a blacksmith shop; she was beaten, tortured, burned and murdered once she commented that she had VIHHe had many stab wounds, “Edwin Reyes, representative of Resilientxs, told Efe.

“This case has generated us a lot of anger because we are in the month that commemorates the pride of our community and in which rights are demanded and claimed,” he added.

After learning of the case, the head of the Human Rights Commission of Quintana Roo, Marco Antonio Tóh, condemned the hate crime.

In addition, he informed that the Office of the General Inspector in Cancun will carry out the corresponding procedures to observe that justice is done in the case and urged the authorities to investigate with a gender perspective and that the crime does not go unpunished.

Meanwhile, the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) of Quintana Roo opened an investigation folder for the crime of homicide, but not for the crime of hateor, because this crime is not yet classified in the entity’s Penal Code.

“The Quintanarroense LGBT Network, of which we are part, has asked all authorities to reform the Penal Code to include hate crimes, according to international standards,” Reyes explained.

“But they have not done it or taken us into account, this speaks of the institutional abandonment that exists in the state,” added the activist, who emphasized that the accused “is not an isolated case and that discrimination against the LGBTTI + community is recurrent. in the Mexican Caribbean “.

According to the Letter S organization, Mexico registered 79 murders against people from the LGBT community in 2020. Of these, 43 of them were homicides of trans women.



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