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LGBTQ activists in Peru demand post-mortem for dying in Bali


LIMA, Peru — LGBTQ rights activists rallied exterior the prosecutor’s workplace Wednesday to demand an post-mortem be carried out on a Peruvian transgender man who died earlier this month after being detained on the Indonesian vacationer island of Bali.

Rodrigo Ventocilla, a 32-year-old graduate pupil at Harvard College, died Aug. 11 at a Bali hospital. He had been detained Aug. 6 after arriving on the island’s airport. His Peruvian husband, Sebastián Marallano, was additionally detained when he tried to assist Ventocilla.

The couple, who married in Chile, went to Bali on their honeymoon.

Ventocilla’s physique has been taken from Indonesia and is predicted to reach in Lima quickly, and his kin need officers in Peru to find out the reason for dying, saying they believe Indonesian authorities abused Ventocilla. Indonesian officers deny that.

“He was detained due to his gender identification. His identification doc didn’t match his look. That made him a suspect for the Indonesian police. He was extorted, tortured and has died,” Luzmo Henríquez, a consultant of the household of the deceased, informed The Related Press.

Indonesian authorities deny any act of violence and discrimination. “All the pieces went in response to customary operation,” Stefanus Satake Bayu Setianto, a Bali police spokesman, mentioned Monday.

Officers in Indonesia mentioned customs officers discovered a package deal of brownies with Ventocilla that they suspected may include hashish and turned him over to police. Officers mentioned Ventocilla was taken to the hospital the morning of Aug. 9 after exhibiting signs of despair and complaining of abdomen pains. He died within the hospital Aug. 11.

LGBTQ activists protested in entrance of the Peruvian International Ministry final week, complaining that Peruvian authorities didn’t independently examine Ventocilla’s dying and welcomed the Indonesian authorities’ model with none questions.



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