Israel

The Israeli Supreme Court has reduced the prison sentence of a transgender man convicted of robbing a gas station near Eilat citing harsher imprisonment conditions in its decision for leniency. It should be taken into consideration during sentencing that transgender prisoners face solitary confinement to protect them from fellow prisoners, the court said. The defendant, 29, whose name is barred from publication, was born female, but from a young age identified as male. He is in the process of undergoing a sex change and has already had breast-removal surgery. The Be’er Sheva District Court sentenced him and two co-defendants to 15 months in prison and ordered them pay NIS 5,000 as compensation to the gas station clerk they assaulted during the robbery. The Supreme Court reduced the transgender man’s sentence to 10 months.

Transgender convicts deserve leniency, Supreme Court says – National Israel News _ Haaretz.

Supreme Court rules leniency for transgender prisoner _ The Times of Israel.

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