Two teenage boys have been charged with kidnapping and murder and a third teen has also been arrested in relation to the death of 56-year-old …
“She is immoral and has besmirched the name of our village,” one of the woman’s neighbours told the press.
South Australian Attorney-General Vickie Chapman says a bill will be drafted for public consultation with a view to remove the defence by the end of the year.
“We categorically condemn this anti-gay violence and call on the Malaysian authority to investigate on this hate crime,” local LGBTI rights group PELANGI Campaign tweeted.
The 16-21 year olds face the death penalty over accusations they beat a transgender woman to death, cracking her skull and causing internal haemorrhaging in the brain.
Thomas posted a video saying he wanted to spread a “positive message” and to pursue restorative justice with the 16-year-old, who met with him and apologised for the attack.
In Victoria, there are currently no legal protections against LGBTI-specific hate speech.
“Today we suffer an added layer of pain from learning that he was most likely killed because of who he was as a human being,” Bernstein’s father said.