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HRADC calls for thorough investigation into sex worker’s death

The Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission is calling on the Fiji Police Force to thoroughly investigate the death of a 19-year-old sex worker.

The deceased, a member of the LGBTI community, reportedly died following an alleged
violent attack late last month in Lautoka.

Commission chair Pravesh Sharma said they strongly condemns all forms of violence, homophobic hate crimes and attacks on people on the grounds of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or those who do not conform to the binary socio-
cultural gender stereotypes and ‘norms’.

“We are concerned and deeply saddened that a young life has been lost. We are hopeful that the alleged perpetrators will face the full brunt of the law.”

“The Commission will be monitoring the progress of this incident,” he said.

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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