An LGBT rally. Photo Sputnik / Vadim Zhernov

14 May 2018, 21:15

Russian authorities tell about unsuccessful search for gays in Chechnya

The checks of information about the persecution of gays in Chechnya have reached a deadlock, as the authorities failed to find any members of the LGBT community there, Alexander Konovalov, the acting Russia's Minister of Justice, has announced.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in April 2017 the "Novaya Gazeta" reported about mass detentions and killings of men suspected of non-traditional sexual orientation in Chechnya.

The Chechen authorities treated these materials as a provocation, but residents of Chechnya said that they had known about executions of gays long before the newspaper's publication.

On April 3, the head of the "Russian LGBT Network" reported that over the year, the organization had helped 114 people suspected of non-traditional sexual orientation to leave Chechnya; 92 of them are already outside Russia.

In late April, the US mission to the OSCE noted that the inquiry into the crimes against members of the LGBT community in Chechnya has stalled.

The Radio Liberty adds that numerous statements by Chechen officials that incite hatred towards sexual minorities have remained without any reaction of the federal Russian authorities.

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

All news

June 17, 2019 22:07

  • Decorating Daudov with order shows subjectivity of grounds for awarding

    By decree of Russian President, Magomed Daudov, Speaker of the Chechen Parliament, has been awarded the Order For Merits to Fatherland of the 4th Degree, Ramzan Kadyrov informed on June 13. By its rewards, the Kremlin "is buying loyalty of regional elites," the experts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe

June 17, 2019 21:54

  • Lapunov calls missing Volgograd resident inmate of Chechen gay prison

    The investigating authorities have received the testimonies of Maxim Lapunov that along with him the secret gay prison in Chechnya also kept Andrei Kobyshev, a native of the Volgograd Region, who had disappeared in Grozny, the Radio Liberty reports with reference to Vladimir Smirnov, a lawyer of the Committee Against Torture (CAT).

June 17, 2019 21:41

June 17, 2019 17:19

June 17, 2019 16:58

  • Tumso calls on debaters over Dagestani border to support Gadjiev

    Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov has suggested residents of Dagestan to switch their attention over from road signs near Kizlyar to the detention of Abdulmumin Gadjiev, an editor with the "Chernovik" (Draft) weekly. A public resonance outcry will contribute to a fair resolution of Gadjiev's case, the blogger has explained.

News archive