Father and uncle murder 17yr old gay son. Father shoots him 14 times!
A father and his brother have been arrested for the murder of the fathers 17yr old gay son. In which he is charged with shooting him 14 times. Yes, 14 times. in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır. They apparently then tried and obviously failed to cover up the murder.
R.A., 17, had allegedly been exposed to violence by his family because of his sexual orientation before seeking refuge at a friend’s house, daily Cumhuriyet reported.
R.A.’s uncle, however, forcibly removed the teenager from his friend’s house; later, the boy reportedly had an argument with his father, after which the latter allegedly shot his son 14 times before he and his brother deposited the body by the side of the road, Cumhuriyet reported.
R.A.’s father and uncle were subsequently arrested for their alleged role in the murder.
An LGBT community member had this to say:
“The family wanted to cover up the murder which happened one month ago because they were a rich and powerful tribal family. They wanted the police to hide the incident,” the person said. “We are subjected to violence, but there is no place where we can make a complaint or search for our rights. Police insult and swear at us, doctors make fun of us.”
The Middle East is a cesspool of anti-gay hate. Even though homosexuality in Turkey is legal, The country is 98% Islamic, which follows the Sharia bullshit law where the belief is that homosexuality is illegal and punishable by death. So it sounds like the “honor” killing was a result of religions and embarrassment.
I would love to get my hands on the father and uncle…
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