ADDED ON: 08/23/2018

Brazil: LGBTI Leader Killed in Bahia Amid Atmosphere of ‘Impunity’

08/22/2018 | teleSUR

Marcelo Cerqueira, president of the Gay Group of Bahia, said the murder of Cruz Santana “is the most concrete expression of homophobia.” Marcos Cruz Santana, a 40-year-old social activist, and leader of the LGBT community in the northeastern city of Itororo, Bahia, Brazil, was killed this week. His genitalia was mutilated according to authorities and police are still searching for the killer, or killers, and investigating the motive of the crime.

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