TDoR 2024 / 2023 / December / 11 / Rocío


Age 32

11 Dec 2023
La Libertad, Santa Elena (Ecuador)

Rocío [photo:]

Rocío died after being shot by two assassins riding a motorcycle.

Rocio (Code protected names Runa Sipiy SX-LIB-2312827), 32 years old, lost her life from three bullets in a suicide bomber-style act in Santa Elena, Ecuador when two individuals on board a motorcycle opened fire on her in the sector of October 09 in Liberty. It is important to mention that, this violent act occurred after another homicide incident in the same area, although that did not involve an LGBT+ person, unlike Rocio who was a trans woman. National and Criminal Police arrived at the scene to lift the body and carry out the due process of investigation.

We call the Attorney General of the State, Diana Salazar, the Commander General of Police, GraD. Cesar Zapata, to the Minister of the Ministry of Women and Human Rights, Arianna Tanca, to the Undersecretary of Diversity ratified in the government of Daniel Noboa, Alexander Guano, to the Defender of the People of Ecuador (e), Cesar Cordoba Valverde, to make the necessary coordinations to deal with the guilty, of this fact that plagues our community.

Guayaquil, Monday, December 11, 2023

Report added: 22 Dec 2023. Last updated: 1 Mar 2024

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