Opening of the CPI can be voted on this Tuesday, 23; among the justifications for opening the commission is the death of a trans woman in a clinic in the capital
The councilwoman Erika Hilton (PSOL-SP) entered the last week with a request to open a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) to investigate violence against transsexuals and transvestites in the city of São Paulo. The request, which can be approved later this Tuesday, 23, has as one of the justifications the death of Lorena Muniz, a trans woman who traveled from the city of Recife to São Paulo to put breast implants and died after being left in a capital’s operating room during a fire. In the document, the councilwoman spoke about the long waiting list for surgeries performed by the Unified Health System and cited data from the National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals (Antra), which show Brazil as the leader in countries that kill more transvestites and transsexuals in the world, with the state of São Paulo at the top of the list, with 51 deaths.
“In view of the above, I count on the support of the and noble councilors of this Legislative House for approval of the present Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry, with the
in order to investigate the various types of violence directed at trans and transvestite people in the city of São Paulo ”, states an excerpt from the document. The submission of the councilwoman’s request was made after she registered a police report describing a threat and attempted invasion of her office inside the City Hall. The congresswoman’s adviser recalled that the CPI focuses on trans people and also includes threats against transsexuals elected as councilors in the house. In addition to the case registered by Erika Hilton, another occurrence of threat was registered by co-councilor Carolina Iara, also from PSOL, who had her house shot by a few weeks after taking over the post in the collective bench Bancada Feminista.