murder of Beka Beriani aka Sabi

Transgender Zizi dies in hospital after brutal attack

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

The scene of the crime. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–A transgender woman who was attacked and severely injured on October 14 died at the hospital Tuesday night. The lawyer for the Women’ Initiative Supportive Group informed journalists that Zizi (32) had passed away. The attacker cut her throat […]

Murdered transgender women remembered in Tbilisi

By | November 11th, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

(DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Friends and activists gathered Thursday to remember the transgender woman Sabi Beriani, who was brutally murdered in Tbilisi two years ago. November 10 has become a national day of remembrance for transgender victims of violence, […]

Sabi murder case may go to the Supreme Court as prosecutor appeals

By | July 7th, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian Prosecutor General’s Office on Wednesday appealed a ruling in the Appeals Court to acquit the defendant in the murder of transgender woman Sabi Beriani. If approved, the case could go to the Supreme Court. […]

Georgia has become a more dangerous place for gays: Rights group

By | May 12th, 2016|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The human rights of gays, lesbians and other sexual minorities are being less protected in Georgia, according to the organization ILGA, which monitors the situation internationally. International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex […]

Day of remembrance for transgender people observed in Tbilisi

By | November 11th, 2015|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

A day of rememberance was held one year after the brutal murder of Sabi Beriani in Tbilisi. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two dozen activists gathered in Tbilisi Tuesday evening to observe a new national day of remembrance for transgender people, exactly one year after the murder of a transgender woman. The memorial event was held […]

Petition calls for tougher punishment in transgender murder case

By | August 15th, 2015|Categories: Minorities|Tags: |

(DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Groups in Georgia on Friday launched a petition demanding to punish the person who was recently acquitted of murdering a transgender woman in Tbilisi on the grounds that he was acting in self-defense. The organization Women’s […]

Court rules murderer of transgender woman acted in self-defense

By | August 8th, 2015|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , |

Sabi was remembered with a minute’s silence at the House of Justice on Nov. 21, 2014. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court on Friday unexpectedly acquitted a man of premeditated murder and sentenced him instead to four years in prison for beating another victim the same evening. Levan Kochlashvili was on trial for having physically […]