TDoR 2018 / 2018 / September / 27 / Nikol Ortellado

Nikol Ortellado

Age 24

27 Sep 2018
Obligado, Itapúa (Paraguay)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/26-Sep-2018/Nicolly

Nikol Ortellado
Nikol Ortellado [photo:]

Nikol was found dead in her home in Barrio San Miguel. She was bleeding from two stab wounds and her body showed signs of sexual violence.

"We are facing another case of a hate crime, and there have already been 61 murders of transgender people" since the end of Alfredo Stroessner's dictatorship in Paraguay in 1989, Acosta said. He added that, so far, "none of these cases has been clarified," despite the fact that in some of these murders, "the confessed perpetrators" of the crimes were arrested.

"We are still in a trans alert. Hate crimes are driven by fundamentalists, by this wave of anti-rights at the regional level, which is against all LGTBI people, and particularly trans identities, "said Acosta.

Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans & ADN, 28.09.2018

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

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