South Africa, 26 May 2015
On 20 May 2015, in the Potchestroom High Court, Judge Kruger, stated that Disebo’s perpetrator showed no remorse to the heinous crime he committed. Sexual orientation must be protected and that hate crimes such as these can’t be condoned within South Africa’s democracy. Iranti followed this case from the beginning and advocated for a speedy trial and for the insertion of hate crime evidence into this investigation. We further ensured that Disebo’s sexual orientation remained a key factor in this crime. The judge sentenced ‘Boerke’ to two life terms and 15 years for stealing Disebo’s cellphone. Iranti will continue to work towards ending all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.