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Mayor orders arrested trans woman to undress, photographed naked at Lebanese city hall

in LEBANON, 30/04/2013

The mayor of Dekwaneh, a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, ordered a nightclub frequented by trans and LGB people shut down and several people, including a trans woman, were brought to the municipal headquarters, ordered strip naked, then photographed.

Dekwaneh mayor Antoine Shakhtoura: “Of course we made them take off their clothes. We saw a scandalous situation and we had to know what these people were. Is it a woman or a man? Turned out to be a half woman and half man. I do not accept this in Dekwaneh.”

GBTQ rights organization Helem’s Charbel Maydaa said there was no legal notice given and that the police there already oppress trans and LGBT people.

There is no information as to what happens from here.

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