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Kuwait arrests young trans woman and her mother

in KUWAIT, 28/12/2012

Kuwait continues with 'morality' campaigns that also target LGBT people, and in particular the trans community, with at least 16 transgender women now imprisoned.

A young transgender woman described as ‘mutashabeh’ (‘boy in women clothing’) was spotted and then arrested along with her mother by a police patrol in Salmiya, Kuwait city.

A security source cited in Al Rai daily said that late on Friday (21 December) ‘two police men of the Special Task Force of the Office of the Assistant Undersecretary for Security Affairs – Major General Mahmoud Al-Dosari, were in a routine patrol shift in Salmiya when they spotted a car that look suspicious, ordering it to stop.

‘While talking with the driver who seemed to look like a female they found out that he [sic] is young boy in a women’s dress, disguised as woman.’

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