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Trans tortured and brutally killed in Mexico

Trans tortured and brutally killed in Mexico

A person believed to be transsexual was tortured and brutally killed in Mexico, the country's media reported on Tuesday.

The body of a man wearing women's clothes was found by police in Apodaca, near Monterrey, after local residents heard gun shots and explosions.

According to the police report, the body was found lying face down and was about 25 years old.

He had been shot and there were signs of torture. His hands were semi-amputated and he had also been beaten  and there was a written message that read 'For Rat' (Por Rata).

The body has reportedly not yet been identified but had a major identifying mark, a tattoo with the name 'Pamela'.

The Trans Murder Monitoring project recorded 23 reports of murders of trans people in Mexico last year.

Last August, in Mexico City, the first national march against anti-gay hate crime took place. It claimed that 700 LGBT people had been murdered in 2011.

Last year it was reported that LGBT Mexicans fleeing for US sanctuary are increasingly finding their asylum requests turned down.