Two of the 35 transgender people arrested in a raid in Riyadh were killed in police custody. Both of them were from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, Amna, 35, from Mingora, and Meeno from Peshawar.
Amna, Meeno, and 33 other transgenders were meeting in a rest house in Riyadh as part of a formal gathering when Saudi police carried out the raid. Police spokesman Colonel Fawaz bin Jameel Al-Maiman told Saudi outlets that his force had been surveilling the house for possible violations of the Saudi clothing ban.
Of the 33 others arrested, 11 were released after paying a fine of 150,000 riyals ($40,000). The remaining 22 are still in prison.
Saudi Arab police has no right to arrest those transgenders as they are legal citizens of Pakistan and Torturing humans after throwing them into bags and beating them with sticks is inhumane. The suffering ended for these two after being physically tortured, however, the rest are still languishing in Saudi jails.
“Why is there no one to save them? Are their lives not of any value to anyone, not even for THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT?
It is the high time for Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and government of Pakistan to take urgent steps to ensure the safety of Pakistani citizens. We demand them to take serious actions.” Says Trans rights activist.