Man jailed for attacking French transgender woman beaten Algerian protest Abdelaziz Bouteflika
A man filmed abusing a French transgender was sentenced to 10 months in prison.
The criminal court in Paris ordered Seddik A. (23) to refrain from contact with the victim, Julia Boyer, 31, or during her stay.
Seddik also has to pay €3500 and € 1,500 for each of the three LGBT defense associations that had supported her.
Seddik A. was found guilty of assaulting Julia Boyer (photo) because of her gender. He will end up in jail for 10 months and receive a fine of £ 7,000
& # 39; Justice has been served, I am not sure if the prison is the best solution, but I hope he will think about this and not do it again & quot ;, Boyer said.
On March 31, Boyer tried to make her way to the metro from the Place de la République in Paris when she was squeezed and abused by Algerian men protesting the now former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
The French transgender woman was fictitious and beaten during the protest and the video went viral. She spoke out shortly after the video.
In an exclusive interview with Tetu, an LGBT + magazine, she said: & # 39; People should know that the video shows only part of the attack. The individual you can see my hair arguing about the video had hit me before.
& # 39; Another individual took out his penis in front of me and asked me to make him happy, smiling. & # 39;
A demonstrator repeatedly sees wildly striking Boyer over the arm after confronting him near Place de la République in central Paris in March
In the video she is shouted before she confronted one of the men who repeatedly hit her over the arm.
Members of the crowd shouted in the background while others tried to intervene before the police got hold of the situation.
Transport agents had intervened and protected Julia against further attacks.
Julia said: & I looked at one of my aggressors and told him that I was absolutely not afraid of him and I think this caused his very strong reaction. & # 39;
She continued: & # 39; This is unfortunately part of the daily life of transgender people. If I have made full use of the media attention, it is really to give as much visibility as possible to the LGBT community. Because attacks like this unfortunately happen almost every day.
& # 39; It is 2019, in Paris, and we can still be attacked because we are different, because we are not part of & # 39; the & # 39; standard. So I just want to send a message of tolerance and open-mindedness. & # 39;
According to Tetu, Julia started her transformation eight months ago.
Julia said: & # 39; In my head I am a woman, so I am moving forward and proud of it and it does not stop me from living, going out in the street despite what happened, and I keep my life and being live proud of what i am. & # 39;
She added: “I would like to tell people who are victims of abuse in the LGBT community not to let it slip, to really make complaints, you should not hesitate. I also hesitated to make a complaint because I was afraid it would go nowhere. I might also have been afraid of retaliation. & # 39;
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, tweeted that she was indignant about this transphobic aggression, which I condemn with the greatest steadfastness. I want to assure the victim of all my support.
& # 39; The parties who have committed this intolerable act must be identified and prosecuted. & # 39;
Julia said: & # 39; But I want to tell all these people & # 39; this is not normal, we cannot be attacked that way because we are different, or because we have a different sexuality or have a different sex.
& # 39; So be proud of what you are and don't be afraid! & # 39;
Romain Burrel, the director of the Tetu magazine, told Europe 1 that transphobic attacks are rooted in & # 39; toxic masculinity & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I am a woman in my head, so I am moving forward and out and proud and it does not stop me from living & # 39; Boyer told Tetu
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