by Shamin Rajoo
Around 50 people turned for a candelight vigil held in the memory of the late Aleesha Farhana in front of the Bar Council at Lebuh Pasar Besar recently.
“We strongly condemn the high court’s decision to reject Aleesha’s application, which also meant that she would never find the justice that was due to her,” said fellow transsexual Nisha Ayub, who represented Seksualiti Merdeka.
“We want all the laws that criminalize transsexuals to be repealed and that a special committee be set up so that they can better understand our issues,” she further added.
“In memory of Aleesha, we should continue fighting for the rights of the marginalized in this country, be it transsexuals or sex workers,” said Raymond Tai.
Aleesha was reportedly suffering from depression after her application was rejected by the court.