A prominent leader of Argentina's LGBT
community has been found murdered in her home.
Diana Sacayan, 40, was found dead
Tuesday in her Buenos Aires apartment, the BBC
Two additional transgender women,
Marcela Chocobar and Coty Olmos, have been found murdered in the last
According to Amnesty International,
Sacayan's body showed signs of violence.
Mariela Belski, executive director of
Amnesty International, said of the killings: “A dark cloud has set
over Argentina's trans community.”
“Unless this latest wave of murders
is effectively investigated and those responsible taken to justice, a
message will be sent that attacking trans women is actually ok,”
In 2012, President Cristina Fernandez
de Kirchner personally handed Sacayan her national identity card
recognizing her as a woman.
At a press conference, Kirchner called
on security forces “to promptly investigate this terrible crime.”