17 May 2017, 20:03

Two gays from Chechnya find refuge in Lithuania

Two residents of Chechnya, who were persecuted because of their sexual orientation, have received Lithuanian visas, the Lithuanian Foreign Minister has reported.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on April 1, the "Novaya Gazeta" published an article on mass arrests and murders in Chechnya of LGBTs; and later reported also about a "secret prison" for gays in Argun. Ramzan Kadyrov has treated the articles as provocation.

Today, Linas Linkevičius, Lithuanian Foreign Minister, has stated that two LGBTs from Chechnya arrived in the country. Lithuania is one of the first EU countries to adopt gays persecuted in Russia, he said.

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

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