Posted on 5. December 2014 in Violence & Hate Speech

Sonny (Gerritson Noel) Angila from Groningen, Netherlands died this Tuesday, Dec 2, after having been strangled in a fight at home last Sunday (Nov 30). Sonny was originally from Brazil or the Dutch Antiles and was 31 years old when she died, according to TGEU Steering Committee member Vreer Verkerke.

The press release of the Dutch Transgender Network (TNN) highlights that it is already the second case this year of a transgender person loosing their live due to violence in the Netherlands. „These murders are the signal for the politics to better protect the lives of transgender persons.“ says TNN Chair Carolien van den Lagemaat

We are shocked and saddened. Our thoughts are with those close to Sonny and the transgender community in the Netherlands. May she rest in peace and the perpetrator(s) be brought to justice!