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Greens councilor Anab Mohamud charged with assaulting transgender woman outside Melbourne nightclub

Greens adviser accused of punching transgender woman and screaming ‘all these f*****s are going to die’ claims SHE is the victim after being beaten moments later

  • Greens councilor allegedly hit and abused trans woman outside nightclub
  • Anab Mohamud was at Chaser in Melbourne CBD on April 11 last year
  • Mohamud is accused of grabbing her by the throat and assaulting her
  • A trans woman allegedly followed and assaulted her outside the club

A Greens councilwoman allegedly shouted ‘f**k the LG family’ after allegedly hitting and abusing a transgender woman outside a nightclub.

Anab Mohamud is accused of grabbing the woman by the throat outside Chaser’s on Chapel Street in Melbourne’s south Yarra on April 11 last year after the two began arguing in the smoking area.

She then allegedly assaulted the transgender woman, before being chased and attacked as the fight unfolded on Bray Street.

The Greens adviser was hospitalized with serious facial injuries, including her left eye that was so swollen it couldn’t open.

‘I swear to Allah that if I lose my eye I will make all these f***** die,’ the court heard she allegedly yelled after the fight.

Anab Mohamud (pictured) is accused of assaulting a trans woman before abusing her after the woman fought back and attacked her as she left a Melbourne nightclub

Ms Mohamud suffered serious injuries to her face and eyes following the alleged assault at the hands of the trans woman

Ms Mohamud suffered serious injuries to her face and eyes following the alleged assault at the hands of the trans woman

Mohamud, 35, who moved to Australia from Somalia 20 years ago, was mentioned in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday on charges of assault, drunken and disorderly behavior and offensive language.

The court heard that she claimed it was the transgender woman, Al Shaba Bin Taha of St Kilda, who grabbed her throat instead, according to the sun herald.

Chaser’s hosts an LGBTQI-themed party called Poof Doof, which is also held regularly at other nightclubs around Australia, including Oxford Street in Sydney.

Magistrate Rosemary Falla said Tuesday it would be difficult to determine the offensive language charge.

“I don’t know what offensive words were said, but you won’t be the nicest person in the world the moment you get mugged,” she said, according to the Herald Sun.

“Words can be offensive in a public place, but it’s also in the context of being assaulted to the point that you had to be treated in hospital.

“It’s a Victoria Police matter, I don’t know how it’s going to be worked out.”

Ms Mohamud is accused of grabbing the woman by the throat outside Chaser's nightclub (pictured) near Chapel Street on April 11 last year

Ms Mohamud is accused of grabbing the woman by the throat outside Chaser’s nightclub (pictured) near Chapel Street on April 11 last year

Ms Bin Taha was charged with fighting and recklessly causing injury for the alleged assault on Mohamud. She will be tried in October.

Police told the court that the two sides had conflicting statements about the series of events, with 14 witnesses, including patrons of the nightclub, to be called for Mohamud’s three-day hearing.

She appeared via video link and was seen shaking her head as police detailed their case against her. At one point, she wiped tears from her eyes.

She will face court for a contested hearing in October.

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Richard Dement

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