The Kremlin reacted to the reports about the sweep of Chechnya from gays

Dmitry Peskov

The Kremlin is aware of the situation with the mass arrests of male sexual orientation in Chechnya. This was stated press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, transfers on Monday, April 3, the correspondent of”.ru”.

“Still, it is a question of law enforcement. This is not the Kremlin’s agenda,” said Sands. He stressed that the question of the validity of this information remains open.

Commenting on the words of the press Secretary of the head of Chechnya, Alvi Karimov about the lack of gays in the region, the official Kremlin spokesman said that is not a “great expert in the field of non-traditional orientation.”

1 April, “Novaya Gazeta” reported that over the past few weeks in Chechnya detained more than hundreds of men suspected of homosexuality. The newspaper’s sources in the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic called the wave of arrests of “preventive cleaning”.

On the same day, Karimov said that in Chechnya cannot be persecution of homosexual men, because they are not there. “If Chechnya were people, law enforcement would not have any worries with them, because they themselves would relatives would send them to the address from which no one returns”, — quotes its “Interfax”.

March 1, the mayor of the border with Finland, Svetogorsk Sergei Davydov said that in a city with a population of about 15 thousand people do not live anyone who’s gay. In an interview with “” he emphasized that in our calculations no doubt. The mayor also noted that raids on identification of representatives of sexual minorities can be generated by special mobile units.