Kuwait: 16 Woman Await Trial for Being Transgender

قانون صدر في الكويت سنة 2007
يجرّم كل من تشبه أو لبس لباس الجنس الآخر بالسجن سنه وغرامه 1000 KD
بالإضافة إلى الاعتداءات والتحرشات الجنسية التي يتعرض لها هؤلاء المساجين والتعسف بالاحكام

“2007 Law issued in Kuwait in criminalizes both resemble or wearing clothing of the opposite sex year in prison and a fine of 1000 KD.
In addition to assault and sexual harassment suffered by these prisoners and abuse verdicts.”

They hunt us down for fun. Imagine yourself on the way to the market and blue lights suddenly pulsate behind you. Pulling over you your heart stops as the police quickly open your door and throw you against your car.

I haven’t done anything wrong you shout as a fist smashes into you. You are being assaulted, imprisoned for the crime of being transgender in Kuwait. But the worst is yet to come. Rape. Torture. Being sold into slavery.

16 people are being held in Kuwait jails some for nothing more than having soft skin or a feminine voice. Most of the detainees have been arrested for ‘Imitating the Opposite Sex’, a ambiguous law which gives Orwellian power of arrest to law enforcement explaining why some of the detainees claims that that they were  arrested while dressed as a man and latter forced to put on women’s clothing.

This is the country that we “liberated” with American lives?

Read the Human Rights Watch report Kuwait: End Police Abuses Against Transgender Women

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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