A casket carrying the stays of Muhammad Amin. PHOTO: EXPRESS
PESHAWAR: The physique of the transvestite who allegedly died in police custody within the Saudi capital has been handed over to his heirs in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Swat district. A casket carrying the stays of Muhammad Amin was earlier flown from Riyadh to Islamabad.
Amin, who hailed from Bari Kot space of Swat, was one of many many individuals taken into custody by Saudi Arabia’s spiritual police throughout a raid on a personal home celebration in Riyadh on Feb 26.
Media stories earlier described Amin as a transgender one that died after being subjected to torture. Saudi authorities, nevertheless, vehemently denied the studies and insisted the each the raid and torture of Amin and different prisoners.
Two transgender Pakistanis tortured to death in Saudi Arabia
The demise certificates hooked up with the coffin stated the reason for Amin’s dying was cardiac arrest. Issued by the Saudi well being ministry, the certificates – out there with The Categorical Tribune – recognized him as a male.
Chatting with The Categorical Tribune, Amin’s son Sher Zaman stated his father who a transvestite and never a transgender individual. “We had requested the Saudi authorities to launch my father as quickly as potential as he wasn’t among the many transgender however a transvestite. Nevertheless, he died whereas in custody and his physique has been despatched after protecting us ready for weeks,” he stated.
Zaman claimed that he had requested the Saudi authorities to let him journey to Riyadh to accompany his father’s coffin however the request was turned down.
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He stated the Saudi authorities have been of the view that there was no want for any medical examination in Pakistan as that they had already carried out an post-mortem. “We’ve fastened the time for his funeral in our village. In any other case we want to know whether or not my father died as a consequence of torture or coronary heart assault,” he stated.
Zaman stated the Saudi police had launched a few of the transgender individuals it had arrested through the raid however 5 individuals have been nonetheless imprisoned at Al Azizia police station in Riyadh, dealing with expenses of transvestitism.
In the meantime in a video message, the daddy of one other transgender individual , Nasir Khan alias Spogmay, has requested the Saudi authorities to launch his son on humanitarian grounds. Nasir was additionally taken into custody through the Feb 26 raid.
“We’re in touch with our son, who’s affected by sickness at Al Azizia police station. We worry that he may die of torture if his imprisonment continues,” stated Nasir’s father Sardar Khan, a resident of Tarnab village of Charsadda district.
“We requested him many occasions to give up his habits however he ignored our appeals. Now we request the Overseas Workplace, Embassy of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia and ministries of inside and justice to launch all these taken into custody on that day,” he added.
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