They report a homophobic attack on a person who was left badly injured and immobile in Jaén


Jaén, February 23 (EFE).- The National Police of Jaén is investigating the alleged homophobic attack on a person, of legal age, who was left badly injured and immobile on a street in the Bulevar neighborhood of the capital and where they would be three young people were involved, as reported by the International Human Rights Foundation.

The victim, who wants to remain anonymous, was attacked at the exit of a nightlife venue, in the Bulevar area, by a group of three young people around 20 years old, according to Luis Francisco Sánchez, spokesperson for the Rights Foundation. Humans.

According to the victim’s story, the events occurred around 5 in the morning near the Bulevar Health Center.

The attackers approached the victim with the excuse of asking him for a cigarette. When she told them that she did not have tobacco, but only a vape pen, he received a first slap in the face with the words “This happens to you for not having tobacco and for being a faggot,” says Sánchez.

The beatings and insults then continued, according to the Foundation, which has indicated that “when the victim shouted that he was going to call the police, he received a strong blow to the nose, starting to bleed, and then being thrown to the ground, where “he received more blows to the head and side, while the insults continued.”

Next, one of the assailants snatched the phone from him, throwing it far away, so that he could not call the Police. At one point, one of the attackers took an object from a nearby garbage container to continue hitting him on the head, he added.

“Finally, after seeing that the victim was motionless on the ground, one of the attackers said “stop, we have killed him,” and they quickly left the place in the direction of the nightlife venues in the area,” adds Luis Francisco. Sanchez.

When the victim was able to recover, he called 112 and went to the health center to be treated for the injuries suffered to his head, face, side and leg.

The following day, the events were reported to the Jaén National Police Station and are currently being investigated.

From the International Human Rights Foundation (IHRF-Spain) they call on society as a whole “to put an end to the attacks that, without a doubt, are totally inadmissible.”

They also ask for the collaboration of anyone who has any information related to the events, so that they can be clarified and their authors located so that they can assume their responsibilities before Justice.

From the Human Rights Foundation, through the Giennese Support Network Project of the International Human Rights Foundation (REGIA-FIDH Project), they assure that during the years 2021 to 2022, 47.6% of the cases treated in the province of Jaén correspond to situations of violence and discrimination suffered by people from the LGTBIQ+ Collective. EFE




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