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Hondurans demand inquiry into 51 LGBT murders in past 6 years

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Members of the lesbian and gay community in Honduras demanded on Monday outside the headquarters of the National Congress, the clarification of the murders of 51 homosexuals occurred in the last six years.

According to the protesters, the government maintains total silence and impunity for these crimes.

Wearing an allegorical costume of Goddess Themis, who represents justice, protesters also demanded respect for sexual diversity.

Protesters also denounced that this year at least seven members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community have been killed in various parts of the country.

In this regard, the United Nations expressed concern over these deaths in Honduras and asked the government to comply with measures to ensure the safety of homosexuals and punish crimes against them.

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