TDoR 2022 / 2022 / February / 25 / Name Unknown

Name Unknown

Age 52

25 Feb 2022
Hamburg (Germany)

Name Unknown

The victim died by suicide in a men's prison. Her identity was not reported.

According to BILD information, a trans woman (52) committed suicide by hanging in the notorious "Santa Fu" male prison, the JVA Fuhlsb├╝ttel (around 800 inmates).

Possibly because the person who feels like a woman and wants to live as such has been subjected to bullying and discrimination by other prisoners.

The judiciary only confirms that there was "one death" on Friday 25 February.

There's a lot to be said for suicide. Investigations have been initiated. The authority is silent on the gender identity of the victim and retreats to "post-mortem protection of personality".

The trans woman has been in prison for assault and insult since August 2021.

Apparently she wore mostly women's clothes and dyed her hair whenever possible. It is unclear whether an application for gender reassignment surgery had already been made.

A letter from a fellow prisoner (available to BILD) states that the trans woman "had a very difficult life here in the institution (...) because she was massively bullied".

The Gallina authority does not contribute to the clarification. None of the further BILD questions about the tragic case were answered. Neither about possible discrimination, nor about whether the trans woman could have been transferred, nor about whether there are general instructions on how to proceed in such cases.

Report added: 17 Jun 2022. Last updated: 4 Nov 2022

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