WWJD? An extremely disturbing report from the East African nation of Burundi. Roman Catholic nuns at an orphanage tortured a 17-year-old transgender woman.
A young person aged 17 had suffered abuse at August 15, 2010 Mugera, 25 kilometers from the city of Gitega in Burundi. That day, the Feast of the Assumption Catholic, CBR is called that, goes to Mugera to the orphanage run by nuns, even where she spent a part of his childhood. Evil takes him since, soon accused of theft, obviously wrongly, CBR is tied almost nine hours in a shower of the hotel. Even innocent, CBR is seen to treat all ills and is seen particularly blame her feminine allure. It was already well at the time this orphan was living with the nuns who had gathered. Life was not easy since the appearance of this young boy was a problem. It behaves like a girl when he is physically a boy.
Luckily the abuse ended and CBR is now living with a kind family. But the effects of the torture remain:
She still can not use his hands or even to move his forearm. It must be remembered that CBR had been tied securely. [Movement for Civil Liberties Association of Burundi] Executive Director Christian Rumu indicates that CBR needs care. A complaint was lodged at the High Court of Gitega by the nurse of the young trans. Lawyers Without Borders has examined the case.
And yet another young person traumatically abused by the Catholic Church. They seem to specialize in this ...
Just one of the latest incidents in the state sponsored anti-LGBT terror campaign sweeping across East Africa. Earlier last year, Burundi enacted draconian new anti-LGBT legislation that criminalized homosexuality and made same-sex relations punishable by up to two years in prison. At that time, the ruling CNDD-FDD party led several massive government-organized, anti-gay demonstrations to demand the criminalization of homosexuality. One of the March 2009 protests attracted 20,000 protesters.
(via LGBT Asylum News)