Member of Parliament Dr Abdulrahman Al-Jiran has unveiled his plan to present a proposal to amend the Penal Code in order to toughen punishment for cross-dressers and transgender including life sentence.
In a press statement, Al-Jiran explained that there are two types of cross dressers, those born with both male and female sexual organs and there is no punishment for them since their condition is inborn. The other type includes those who are naturally and mentally mature, but prefer to appear and behave like the opposite sex in all characteristics and this is considered as perverse act which should not be dealt with leniently.
Al-Jiran pointed out that whoever is proven to be suffering from personality disorder should be referred to the Psychiatric Hospital where he will be given the appropriate medication and a report about his condition. He disclosed the report will be presented to the concerned authority to determine if the person is willing to undergo treatment or not. If the person is reluctant, he will be referred to the public Prosecution again, the lawmaker added.
The Proposal shall include stipulations on the extension of detention period, referral to the Psychiatric Hospital, and tougher punishment up to life sentence for repeat offenders, he concluded.
Source: Arab Times