ASIA: South Korea first transgender Soldier found dead .


Byun Heee~Soo a transgender rights campaigner, who was discharged from the military for undergoing “gender surgery” has been found dead at her home .

The cause of Byun death is not yet known.

She launched a landmark legal challenge against the military in January last year over her dismissal.

Her petition for reinstatement was rejected in July.

She previously told reporters that “apart from her gender identity , she wanted to show everyone that she could be one of the country great soldiers.

In December’ the national human Rights commission of Korea said “the decision not to allow her to continue to serve in the military had no legal grounds”.