TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/20-Jan-2023/Erika Quintana Ávalos
Erika's body was found in a burnt out car.
In less than a week, the country registered two hate crimes that were made invisible by the protests against the administration of Dina Boluarte and the institutional crisis, while the Executive and Legislative branches review the bill that proposes advancing the general elections to April 2024 .
More Equality reported that the cases occurred in Moche (La Libertad) and in Camaná (Arequipa). The victims, two trans women, were identified as Erika Quintana Ávalos , whose body was burned in a car three days ago, and Ale Castillo Limache, whose remains were located this Tuesday in a hostel in the "white city."
Érika 's hate crime is the one with the most clues, as the National Police (PNP) is investigating three suspects, including the taxi driver, who is unlocatable, reported Sol TV. Meanwhile, Ale's relatives asked for justice outside the morgue, according to images shared by Camaná Go.
“The State continues to violate the rights of people and trampling on the identities of our compañeras. Hate crimes exist and they have to have specific penalties to reach justice," the feminist organization remarked.
The pronouncement comes amid the demonstrations for the resignation of Boluarte, which have so far left 56 dead, including a policeman, after six weeks of political and social crisis marked by roadblocks and protests in different parts of the country.