Hanss AcevedoAge 46
9 Jan 2020
Zona 6, Guatemala City (Guatemala)
Hanss was killed after receiving an extortion threat from a local gang.
On January 9, Hanss Acevedo was killed after failing to address a threat of gang extortion. It happened at the intersection of 22 avenida and 8 calle of Zona 6 of the capital city. Hanss was a member of the Transformation Men's Collective and lived with his partner and his mother.
Alex Castillo, director of the TransformaciÃ³n collective, knew Acevedo and was his friend for 25 years. He mentions that in situations like this it is important to have laws for the protection of transgender people and their life partners, as it highlights the bad experience of Hanss's partner while preparing for his funeral, because they did not even give permission for him to enter to recognise the body.