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Jamaican mob ‘chops and stabs’ queer teenager to death

Police found the 17-year-old's body the next morning

A mob of partygoers in St James, Jamaica attacked and killed a crossdressing or possibly transgender teenager July 22, reports Gay Star News

The teenager, who was dressed as a woman, was dancing with a man until another woman at the party noticed. 

A mob gathered, searched the teenager and, discovering male body parts, chopped and stabbed the 17-year-old to death.

Police found the teenager’s remains in the bushes the next morning.

Homosexuality is punishable by 10 years imprisonment in Jamaica, and killings of gay and transgender people are common. 

“The Jamaican religious right keeps claiming all attacks are gay on gay violence. They even have the police say this foolishness,” said Jamaican LGBT rights advocate Maurice Tomlinson.

“The Jamaican government refuses to show leadership on the issue of human rights of LGBT people.”