Azerbaijan: Lesbian woman killed in homophobic attack

The Azerbaijani LGBT group Nefes have today confirmed the death of a lesbian woman, whose murder was reported earlier this morning by local news group AZ News.

According to reports the woman, aged 20, was killed by her sister after her sexuality was revealed. It is believed that the sister attempted to decapitate the woman after learning of her sexual orientation.

At the time of publishing this story exact details of the woman’s identity, or of the incident are currently unknown. More details to follow as they emerge.

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