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Hande Kader was a 22-year old politically active sex worker. She was a transgender female, residing in Turkey. Before her body was found, she was last seen getting into a client’s car, after which she went missing for a week. Her body was found, badly burned, on the side of the road in Istanbul. This was after her friends had filed a missing persons report, prompting a search for her location.

On top of being transgender, Kader was seen at protests and demonstrations for LGBTQ rights. There are videos of her facing the police on YouTube, and she has apparently been arrested at least once during LGBTQ rights public events.

It is devastating in so many ways to see a member of my transgender family lost today, as well as the other LGBTQ people who have been attacked in Turkey of late. Please help to spread the word!   #HandeKadereSesVer


“Trans Pride marchers in Istanbul defy cancellation order! (Hashtag means: “We didn’t ask for your permission.”)”

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Turkish Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Pride Parade

“Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators who gathered for a gay pride rally in Istanbul despite a government ban.”

NOT COOL! I just posted a photo from Istanbul pride, only to learn shortly after that it was broken up by WATER CANNON!

Water cannon used to disperse Istanbul gay pride parade

“Reports say police took action against crowd when demonstrators began shouting slogans criticising Turkey’s president.

Images and videos posted on social media showed several people carrying gay pride flags running away while being fired upon by a water cannon mounted on an armoured police vehicle.

In an interview with Al Jazeera, photojournalist Bradley Secker, who is at the scene in Taksim, said the gay pride marchers were “puzzled” by the police action, given that a similar parade on June 21 went on in Istanbul without any incident.

According to the AFP news agency, police took action against the crowd when demonstrators began shouting slogans accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of “fascism”.

No official comment has so far been issued by the government, but there were reports that the parade was stopped as it was Ramadan. However, Karajan said the parade, which has been held over the past 13 years without police intervention, occured peacefully during Ramadan last year.”

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This beautiful woman from Turkey is Hande Kandere Ses Ver. Unfortunately, the Turkish government beat, raped, and burnt her to death today just because she is transgender. This is disgusting. Transgender people are human and deserve as much support and sympathy as everyone else. Even if you don’t agree with people being transgender, there is no excuse for someone to be tortured like that when they were just living the lifestyle that makes them happy and not doing anything wrong. The fact that her own country’s government did this to her makes me even more appalled. Hande, you were a beautiful woman and I wish that everyone else could see that. Fly high in heaven, Angel. We really can’t afford to have something like this happen again. Please spread this. I don’t think that many people know about this, but they should. #SayHerName

Türkiye'den bu güzel kadın Hande Kandere Ses Ver olduğunu. Ne yazık ki, Türk hükümeti o transeksüel sırf bugün tecavüz , dövmek ve ölümüne yanmış . Bu iğrenç. Travesti ve transseksüeller insan ve herkes kadar destek ve sempati hak ediyor. İnsanların transseksüel olmanın kabul etmiyorsanız bile, onlar sadece onları mutlu ve yanlış bir şey yapmıyorum yapar yaşam tarzı zaman birisi böyle işkence edilmesi için hiçbir bahane yoktur . Kendi ülkesinin hükümeti ona bunu aslında beni daha dehşete yapar . Hande , bir güzel bir kadın vardı ve ben herkes görmek isterdim . , Cennette melek yüksek uçmak . Bu tekrar yaşanmaması gibi biz gerçekten bir şey var göze alamaz . Bu yayın. Birçok kişi bu konuda bilmek olduğunu sanmıyorum , ama gerektiği . #Adınısöylemek


[Spare a thought tonight for transgender activist #HandeKader burnt to death in #Turkey hate crime. #HandeKaderSesVer]

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Trans rights activist Hande Kader was raped and burned to death in Turkey
Now activists are demanding justice.
By Mic

Miközben Törökországban a melegekkel, leszbikusokkal és transz* személyekkel szembeni erőszak európai viszonylatban is kiemelkedő, ez a bűntény még így is kiverte a biztosítékot. Hande Kadert megverték, megerőszakolták, majd élve felgyújtották.