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Thursday, 5 April 2012

Daniel Zamudio and crimes of hate in Chile

Positive development and positive news as Chile’s Congress passed an anti-discrimination law following the killing of a gay man whose attackers beat him and carved swastikas into his body. This appalling crime of hate was against 24-year-old Daniel Zamudio who was attacked by a group of 4 murderers just because he was gay.

Four suspects have been jailed, some of whom already have criminal records for attacks on gay people. Prosecutors have asked for murder charges in the case.

The leader of Chile’s Gay Liberation and Integration Movement, Rolando Jimenez, has said the suspects should be charged with torture as well as murder. This is a crime that was detected and is being dealt with but members of the LGBT community still face horrendous attacks against their safety throughout the world.

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