Erika Tatiana Martínez GarcíaAge 32
26 Sep 2021
Santa Rosa de Copán (Honduras)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/26-Sep-2021/Tatiana García
Tatiana was stabbed in her home by unknown assailants.
Erika Tatiana Martínez García, a 32-year-old trans woman, was murdered on Sunday, September 26, at her home in Santa Rosa de Copán, western Honduras. After calling several times on the phone, her mother went to the apartment and found her daughter dead. Tatiana is the fourth trans woman killed in Honduras so far in 2021.
Tatiana was the owner of a small business where she sold drinks and food and was also a member of the National Party to which the current Honduran president Juan Orlando Hernández belongs.
Tatiana's transfemicide occurs ten days after President Hernández delivered an independence speech where he spoke out against sexual diversity and women, what the country's LGBTIQ + organizations considered "hate speech."
Her mother wants justice for Tatiana, but she knows that most crimes go unpunished. “If justice is not done here, I know the Lord will. Nobody escapes from God, ”said Maria.
Hoy alzamos nuestra voz, con rabia y dolor por el asesinato de Tatiana, quien era una mujer trans, que residía en la ciudad de Santa Rosa de Copán, Tatiana fue asesinada a puñaladas dentro de su casa de habitación el día sábado 25 de septiembre. #Justiciaparatatiana pic.twitter.com/1tNFaRef8p— unable (@unablevt) September 27, 2021
Today we raise our voices, with anger and pain for the murder of Tatiana, who was a trans woman who lived in the city of Santa Rosa de Copán. Tatiana was stabbed to death inside her home on Saturday, September 25.#Justiciaparatatiana
On Wednesday 29th September the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Oacnudh) condemned the murder and asked the authorities to carry out a "prompt, impartial and exhaustive" investigation of the crime. In December 2021 Francisco Cerrano Pacheco, 19, was arrested for her murder.