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Human Rights Court Holds Honduran State Responsible for Killing of Trans Woman Vicky Hernández

HeadlineJun 29, 2021

In Honduras, LGBTQ+ rights advocates are celebrating a historic ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights declaring the Honduran state responsible for the 2009 killing of Vicky Hernández — a transgender woman. Hernández was assassinated on June 28, the day a U.S.-backed coup overthrew former democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya, installing a right-wing regime. Hernández was a sex worker and was out during a military curfew. The landmark ruling was issued Monday, on the 12th anniversary of the U.S.-backed coup in Honduras, and mandates reparations for Hernández’s family and for Honduras to reopen her case. 

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