The episode told by the president of Arci Cosenza, with a post on Facebook. The young man was shot in the street. Then taken home to the relative with the broken ribs and the deviated nasal septum. “Now die here,” the attacker’s words
First the sentence: «We don’t want… in our family» and then the blows.
The uncle who allegedly called three other men to get help was the one who attacked a 16-year-old because he was gay. Silvio Cilento, president of Arci Cosenza, tells the story of the episode, which took place in Cosenza on 17 May, the international day against homophobia, with a post on Facebook.
After the attack, Cilento reports, the uncle accompanied his nephew home and told him “now you die at home”.
The boy had 4 broken ribs, a deviated septum and various injuries. The incident was reported to the police.
“I don’t want to leave home because I’m fine with Mom, it’s only Dad who is violent. Mom always tells me: take strength and be courageous ”is the phrase, reported by Silvio Cilento, of the boy who, according to what has been learned, would have been protected.
The 16-year-old, «on May 17 – says the president of the Arch of Cosenza in his post – decided to tie a rainbow bandana on his backpack and go out with her friends. On the way he is stopped by his paternal uncle (advised by his father). The uncle parks the car, approaches and tells him: «We don’t want … in our family» and gives him a first slap, which then becomes a punch and immediately after a kick, a series of kicks.
We are in Calabria, we are in the province of Cosenza. The right and necessary complaints have been made. Physically the boy is better, he will recover. Morally and psychologically I don’t dare to imagine how he is, maybe I don’t want to imagine it. Don’t ask me anything else, for reasons of protection it is necessary to adopt an attitude of closure and confidentiality. In the hospital they were super welcoming and kind (there is a part of healthcare in Calabria that manifests inclusion). Law enforcement officers did their job. Social workers (let’s spread a pitiful veil) ».
«I share this episode with you all – Cilento writes – just to remind you how necessary and important it is to talk about gender violence, LGBTI issues, gender identity and sexual orientation.
To make you understand how much it is necessary to talk about 17 May, about homophobia, transphobia and lesbophobia. To give you a good reason to take to the streets and participate, participate and participate in initiatives to combat hatred and violence. To give you one more reason “.