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South Korea's first transgender soldier found dead

Police investigate death of Byun Hee-soo, who was forced out of military after becoming first soldier to have gender reassignment surgery

South Korea’s first transgender soldier, who was forcibly discharged after having gender reassignment surgery, has been found dead, news agency Yonhap has reported.

Firefighters found Byun Hee-soo, 23, in her home in Cheongju, south of Seoul, after a mental health counsellor called emergency services to report that she had not been heard from since Sunday, the agency reported on Wednesday.

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