Trans activist dies in northwest Pakistan after uproar over hospital treatment
- Alisha, 23, died in a hospital in Peshawar after being shot multiple times during a dispute.
- She had reportedly had her medical intervention delayed as hospital personnel taunted her and debated whether to put her in the male or female ward.
- While police have taken in a suspect, the trans community continues to worry at ongoing targeted violence, with Alisha now the fifth trans activist to have been killed in recent months.
“Pakistani transgender activist who was shot, then taunted at hospital, dies of injuries” (The Los Angeles Times)
“Police arrest prime suspect in transgender Alisha’s murder” (Pakistan Today)
“Pakistani transgender activist dies after delayed medical care” (The Washington Blade)
(Image Credit: Trans Action Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, via The Los Angeles Times)