• Scotland The countdown to the Trans Law that killed Nicola Sturgeon

  • Legislation The similarities between the Trans Law that has ended the Scottish chief minister and the 'Montero Law'

A transgender woman, who has not yet completed her sexual transition, was sentenced on Tuesday to eight years in prison in Scotland for two rapes, a case that had sparked controversy over whether she should serve her sentence in a men's or women's prison.

Isla Bryson

, began the change of sex two years ago -after the crimes that were imputed to her- and is now under hormonal treatment and wants to undergo a surgical operation to complete her process, it was indicated during her trial.

This controversy, which came just after the passage of a much-discussed law facilitating gender change, helped to weaken former Scottish chief minister Nicola Sturgeon, who announced her resignation two weeks ago, highlighting her lack of "energy " to complete his term.

Isla Bryson, 31, formerly Adam Graham, was convicted last month of raping two women in 2016 and 2019 before they transitioned into becoming a woman.

During the trial,

he denied the rapes, speaking of consensual sexual relations


His eight-year prison sentence is accompanied by three more years of probation.

Her temporary imprisonment in a women's institution had sparked outrage among the Scottish and British public and politicians, some concerned for the safety of the other prisoners.

The Scottish authorities ultimately decided that

he would serve his sentence in a men's prison

, where he was awaiting his sentence.

This case occurred at a time when London has just blocked a law voted in Scotland to facilitate the recognition of gender change, allowing it without medical advice and from the age of 16.

Feminist activists criticize the fact that this law can be a means for sexual predators to gain access to places reserved for women, despite the guarantees provided for in the text.

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