TDoR 2022 / 2021 / December / 15 / Camury Amorim

Camury Amorim

Age 20

15 Dec 2021
Camaçari, Bahia (Brazil)

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Camury Amorim
Camury Amorim [photo:]

Camury was shot by three masked men early who broke into his home early on Wednesday 15th December. He was a trans man in the early stages of transition.

A biomedical student, Camury Rosa de Jesus Amorim was 20 years old and a transsexual man. He had no problem talking about the subject and was getting ready to start the gender transition process. There was no time. He was shot dead by three hooded men [who broke into a residence on ua Venus II] early on Wednesday (15) in Camaçari, in the Metropolitan Region of Salvador. The Civil Police has not yet formalized a line of investigation, but close friends attribute the murder of the young man to transphobia. The victim was buried in the city of RMS, this Thursday morning (16).

Rosa had lived alone for a few months in Camaçari, had left Brotas, in the capital, due to the violence he suffered for always showing himself, remembers the journalism student Anne Almeida, 30, a friend of the victim. She says that Camury drew attention for his beauty and personality, which may have aroused disaffection.

"He was an amazing person, but he was under constant attack for being who he was. He was close to starting the transition, he was a very committed person. I really believe in 'homophobia'," says Anne, describing the friend as an independent and hardworking person, even with a "financially stabilized family".

Anne learned of the death through virtual means and says that the news immediately shocked the entire network of friends. "Because he was a person who wasn't in trouble. He read too much, too smart." The victim had a good relationship with the family, but living alone was always an option.

Camury's Facebook profile is,morte-de-homem-trans-em-camacari-esta-relacionada-a-crime-de-odio-diz-amiga,jovem-de-20-anos-e-morta-a-tiros-apos-ter-casa-invadida-em-camacari

Report added: 20 Dec 2021. Last updated: 8 Nov 2022

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