Gay Syrian refugee 'beheaded' in Turkey
Published 04/08/2016 | 14:16
A gay Syrian refugee has been found decapitated in Istanbul, a Turkish rights organisation said.
The severely mutilated body of Muhammed Wisam Sankari was discovered on July 25, two days after he left his house, Kaos GL said in a statement.
He was only identified by his housemates by his clothing, the gay rights group added.
Mr Sankari had been kidnapped and raped by a group of men in Istanbul in a previous attack and was trying to leave Turkey for another country, believing his life was in danger, Kaos GL said.
He had arrived in Istanbul a year ago, the group said.
Homosexuality is legal in Turkey but rights groups say hate crimes against the LGBT community are common.