Sydney: Azra (24) and Amal (23) are sisters from Saudi. The two were found dead a month later in their Sydney apartment.
Sydney police were at a loss as to why they died on June 7. They released photos of the sisters to the media and tried to find out details about them. After more than two months the cause of death of the sisters was unknown, the police have now got a small clue in their death.
A transgender woman reported seeing the two sisters at a transgender event last January.
The woman told the police, “Both the sisters were standing alone at the event. They were reluctant. When I went and spoke to them, they said they were from Saudi. I was told that heterosexuals are not protected in Saudi. They answered all my questions in one word. They said they felt freedom only after they arrived in Sydney. They said that they want to visit all parts of Sydney. “I could understand that one of the sisters was heterosexual.”
Both sisters fled their homeland of Saudi Arabia and sought asylum in Australia, fearing their gender identity. In this context, the Australian police are also investigating whether they killed themselves in fear of their gender.
Women are not protected in Saudi: That On the death of sisters According to the Saudi Human Rights Commission, “Saudi women victims of domestic violence are not afforded any protection. Due to this, they are fleeing to countries including Australia.