12 Transgender Women Had Their Hair Forcibly Cut in Indonesian “Re-Education”

Police in Aceh province raided beauty salons and detained transgender women working there in a horrific human rights violation they dubbed “Operation Anti Moral Illness.”

Who is morally ill in this scenario: women simply going about their work and lives, or law enforcement officers who handcuffed their fellow Indonesians, cut off their hair, forced them to wear men’s clothing, and held them for three days while yelling at them to renounce their gender identity?

As the BBC reports, in...

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