韩国首位退伍跨性别女兵去世

据韩联社3月3日报道,韩国首位跨性别陆军退伍士官边某于3日下午5时被发现死于家中。此前边某曾有过自杀行为,之后一直在精神健康中心接受治疗。消防部门认为边某已死亡多日,现场并没有发现遗书。

据报道,边某曾在京畿道北部某部队作为坦克驾驶员服役,2019年休假期间出国接受性别重置手术,归队后表示愿以女兵身份继续服役。但是军方对边某身体变化进行调查,并判处身心障碍3级,去年1月做出退役决定。边某去年2月向陆军本部提出再次审查要求,但是陆军没有接受。

According to Yonhap News Agency’s report on March 3, South Korea’s first transgender army veteran officer, Bian, was found dead at home at 5 pm on the 3rd. Bian had committed suicide before, and has been receiving treatment in a mental health center ever since. The fire department believed that Bian had been dead for many days, and no suicide note was found at the scene.

According to reports, Bian once served as a tank driver in a unit in northern Gyeonggi Province. He went abroad to undergo gender reassignment surgery during his vacation in 2019 and expressed his willingness to continue serving as a female soldier after returning to the team. However, the military investigated Bian's physical changes and sentenced him to level 3 of physical and mental disability, and made a decision to retire in January last year. Bian made a request for re-examination of the army headquarters in February last year, but the army did not accept it.

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