Malaysian transgender women are routinely arrested and abused by religious officials and police in one of the few countries to criminalize them, according to a new report.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) interviewed 45 transgender people for the report, which was released today.
One of the interviewees, Victoria, said she was arrested in 2011 by religious officials who stripped and sexually assaulted her.
She said, ‘They were rough. One of them squeezed my breasts. I was completely humiliated.