Byun Hee-soo holds a news conference at a civic organisation in Seoul in August 2020. She was found dead at home in March 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
Byun Hee-soo holds a news conference at a civic organisation in Seoul in August 2020. She was found dead at home in March 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
South Korea

Transgender soldier case: South Korea’s army blocked from appealing unlawful discharge

  • A court ruled earlier in October that the army discriminated against Byun Hui-su. The Justice Ministry prevented it from launching an appeal
  • Byun, a tank driver, was discharged in January 2020 after the army found her gender reassignment surgery could be reason for dismissal. She died in March

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Byun Hee-soo holds a news conference at a civic organisation in Seoul in August 2020. She was found dead at home in March 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
Byun Hee-soo holds a news conference at a civic organisation in Seoul in August 2020. She was found dead at home in March 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
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