Luna Ramírez SotoAge 29
24 Mar 2023
Bello, Antioquia (Colombia)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/24-Mar-2023/Luna Ramírez Soto
Luna's throat was cut while she was sleeping in the street.
March 24, 2023. Luna Ramírez Soto, a trans woman from Bello, Antioquia, had her throat cruelly slit while she was sleeping on a sidewalk in the Rosalpi neighborhood and completely unable to defend herself. According to her community, she was a calm woman who had no problems or threats and who collected recycling as a way to support herself. According to preliminary witness reports, her killer escaped through the streets of the La Mesa neighborhood.
According to Observatorio de Derechos Humanos de Caribe Afirmativo, Luna is the fourteenth LGBTIQ+ person murdered in Colombia in 2023, and the fifth in the department of Antioquia.
Caribe Afirmativo requests that a working group be convened toinvestigate [the crime] and take action on the events that occurred, whilee applying the good practice guide which Caribe Afirmativo worked with the Attorney General's Office to develop to investigate suchevents with gender approach, determining the possible motive for the murder, confirming or not that it is motivated by the sexual orientation of the victim.
We stand in solidarity with the community of Luna and we hope that they receive promptness and promptness from justice in the investigation. LGBTIQ+ lives are very significant and deserve support, protection, reparation and an end to impunity.