Beautiful Teenage Transgender Woman Left Blind And Permanently Scarred In Acid Attack

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This beautiful teenage trans-woman has been left blind in one eye and almost completely blind in the other after an acid attack by her ex-boyfriend who she had recently ditched.

Syrian refugee Asya Cevahir who had just celebrated her 18th birthday was leaving her home in Beyoglu in Istanbul when she was attacked with acid that was thrown into her face by her former lover, Emre Bozkurt who is Turkish.

She told police she had recently broken up with him and identified him as the attacker despite the fact that he was wearing a mask. She said that he had previously threatened to kill her.

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She was taken to hospital with 3rd-degree burns on her face and only 15 per cent vision remaining in one eye, and is currently getting treatment at the Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital in the city.

Video footage shows her with her face heavily bandaged in a hospital bed and yet despite the obvious injuries, police initially did not arrest the man she said was responsible for the attack, who remained free.

The apparent lack of interest in arresting him prompted widespread protests online with the hashtag #EmreBozkurtTutuklansın trending on Twitter, and it has since been revealed this weekend that police have now acted to take him into custody.

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Friends of the teenager said that regardless of anybody’s opinion on gender, everybody should unite to condemn such attacks and in particular to protect LGBT individuals.

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