Friday 24 September 2021

Legislator Considering Bill To Criminalize Hate Crimes In Costa Rica

Paying the bills

Latest

Legislators to begin discussion on reducing the 2022 Marchamo this Monday

QCOSTARICA - The political fractions, except that of the...

No National Census in 2022!

QCOSTARICA - The Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos...

Seven drivers a day go to the Prosecutor’s Office for driving drunk

QCOSTARICA - Every day, seven drunk drivers are referred...

Costa Rica has the lowest inflation in the region

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica registered the lowest inflation in...

11 benefits of e-learning

Whether you struggle to learn in a traditional educational...

Will Paul Chaplet ever fly the flag for Costa Rica on the PGA Tour?

Life comes at you fast when you’re a teen...

What Are the Best Costa Rican Players in the MX League?

The Primera División de México, better known as Liga...
Paying the bills

Share

Legislator Enrique Sanchez, of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC), said he will push for a law to criminalize hate crimes. “When a trans girl is murdered here in the street, in the statistics it appears as a common murder of between two men because it is the registry sex of that person. I mean, you do not see that crime for what it is: a hate crime, a crime against that woman, for being trans,” he said.

He assured that the text of the bill is being worked with civil society organizations and experts. However, they have yet to discuss the proposed punishment.

“It’s an aggravating factor. As femicide is an aggravating factor to homicide because it is a homicide for being a woman. The hate crime is an aggravating factor in homicide because it is a homicide for being what it is, for being an Afro-descendant, for being a migrant, for being gay, for being a lesbian. So, they are aggravating the penalties of common crimes and then they generally have a greater range of punishment, but we have not yet come to discuss that part,” he explained.

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Families of Femicide Victims Unite to Call for Stronger Sentences

QCOSTARICA - Relatives of victims of femicide demonstrated in front of...

Murders of women at the hands of boyfriends and exes will also be femicides

QCOSTARICA - With 40 votes in favor and none against, Legislators...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.