3 Jan 2023
The victim died from traumatic brain injury related complications several days after being being released from jail. She had been beaten and detained by police during a raid on a house on 14th December.
#charityhour sadness and celebration this week. A trans woman we rescued from #Uganda police died of injuries sustained in custody.— TransRescue (@Trans_Rescue) January 4, 2023
In happier news, after over a year of constant work, we've just gotten a trans man out of dangerhttps://t.co/dfge2Ye4v6
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022, the house where five trans women lived together in Bundibugyo Uganda was raided by police. Three of the women managed to flee, but two others were beaten by police and local people, screaming “Are you men or women?”
The two women were arrested and taken to the local police station where they were sexually assaulted and further beaten.
We are assisting a local organization help all five escape to the local organization’s trans shelter in a safer place.
The local organization has arranged to free the two jailed women and provided medical care. We are extracting all five to a safer place.
Last night [31 Dec] one of the #trans women we just got out of jail in #Uganda developed serious traumatic #brain injury related complications. We worked to support local partners to keep her alive all night, and paid the ambulance and hospital bill.
She's survived, after a scary night. We just paid for a CT scan and more hospital days. She's better, she is in severe pain and can't talk, but can walk with assistance.
The #trans woman in Uganda with the head injury from police beating has taken a turn for the worse. She's back on Oxygen, with brain swelling.
She died 5 minutes ago.