Moskalkova will verify the information media about the kidnapping of representatives of sexual minorities in Chechnya
The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation has sent a request to the Minister of internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic.
MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova will check media reports about the abduction in Chechnya of representatives of sexual minorities.
“Novaya Gazeta” on 1 April and published on its website an article titled “honor Killing” about the arrests and possible assassinations of the Republic’s residents because of their sexual orientation or suspicion in it.
All of this will be most harshly tested, (it will) not associated with people of their nationality, religion and other tendencies. We are talking about kidnapping is a very serious statement about a large-scale crime.Tatiana Miscellaneously on human rights in Russia
Moskalkova said that already sent a request to the Minister of internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic about whether the treatment to them about the kidnapping. In the regional Ministry replied that “from 1 January to 1 April, no treatment was not,” said the Commissioner.
“We contacted a well-known human rights activist, who also reported that her appeals were received. Now I have made requests to the public Prosecutor, today I will send to the General Prosecutor’s query whether there was reports of abductions in Chechnya,” — said Moskalkova.
Information about the abduction, published in the media, she called “strange”. “Because it does not happen — none of the names were not, nor the circumstances (nor) date of theft”, — said the Ombudsman.