TDoR 2018 / 2018 / September / 22 / Eli


Age 55

22 Sep 2018
Valladolid, Castilla y León (Spain)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/22-Sep-2018/Eli

Eli [photo:]

Eli was beaten unconscious by a 15 year old on 12th August. She was taken to hospital but lapsed into a coma and died on 22nd September without regaining consciousness.

The minor was charged with homicide and robbery with violence. In April 2019 they were sentenced six years of therapeutic detention and three years of supervised release.

The Rainbow ATC association has called a concentration of rejection and in defense of the rights of the LGTBI collective on October 20 in Valladolid. "What happened has no justification whatsoever and I hope it is the last aggression against a transsexual person that occurs in our city (...) Many people in our association are frightened because this aggression, although it is the most serious, is not the only one that has taken place lately in Valladolid", has expressed their spokesman, Lunara Santamaría.

ATC Rainbow does not doubt at any time about the transphobic component of the aggression beyond the theft of the mobile phone. On her Twitter they published: " Ely was beaten to death, dressed as a woman since she was known for her gender expression as Ely ".

"There is no doubt that it was due to transphobia, " says Mar Cambrollé, president of the Trans collective. From the platform they ask for legal protection of the right to self-determination of sexual identity and gender expression. This law was registered on February 23 by the Unidos Podemos party in Congress, but has not yet been enacted.

Dos Manzanas and El Español, 24.09.2018

Report added: 27 Sep 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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