A symbol of the LGBT community. Photo https://lgbtnet.org/ru/content/sotrudnichestvo-mezhdu-lgbt-i-profsoyuznym-dvizheniyami-prodolzhaetsya

03 April 2017, 13:13

"Russian LGBT-network" offers to evacuate gays from Chechnya

The data on persecutions of homosexuals in Chechnya need investigators’ verification, the “Russian LGBT-network” has stated. The organization is ready to help the victims, before they are evacuated from Chechnya.

Earlier, mass media reported mass detentions of men suspected of homosexuality in Chechnya. Some of them were killed, the “Novaya Gazeta” has reported.

"No national and/or religious traditions and norms can excuse kidnappings and killings," says the statement of the “Russian LGBT-network”.

The "Russian LGBT-network" is an interregional organization that deals with the protection of the rights of sexual minorities, states the website of the organization.

It has also called on all those non-indifferent to file applications with the demand to investigate the persecutions of homosexuals in Chechnya.

This call has already been responded to by the Novosibirsk branch of the “Yabloko” Party, which demands to defend the victims and punish those guilty.

Let us remind you that in March, protests related to sexual minorities intensified in the regions of Northern Caucasus. This happened after LGBT activists filed notifications about their intentions to hold actions in some cities of Southern Russia, in particular, in Nalchik, Stavropol, Cherkessk and Maikop. The authorities refused to sanction the actions; and initiators thereof reported receiving phone calls with threats.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

All news

January 22, 2021 13:43

  • Head of Navalny's office detained in Volgograd

    Evgeny Kochegin, the head of Navalny's Volgograd office, and activist Maria Khudoyarova were taken to the police station, Sergey Kunitsky, an advocate, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

January 22, 2021 13:31

  • Elderly Chechen woman detained for witchcraft

    Adam Elzhurkaev, a theologian, has scolded an 80-year-old woman from the village of Assinovskaya for her many years of witchcraft, as follows from the report of the Chechen TV channel. Some Instagram users have criticized government officials for publicly reprimanding the elderly woman.

January 22, 2021 11:57

January 22, 2021 11:47

  • Georgian rights defenders assess consequences of ECtHR decision on claim against Russia

    The decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), which found Russia involved in human rights violations in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, will help in speeding up the consideration of the armed conflict at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and will make it possible to achieve a decision at the UN International Court of Justice on the return of the lost territories, the Georgian human rights defenders interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe.

January 22, 2021 11:32

News archive