President Vladimir Putin promised to discuss with Prosecutor General Yury Chaika and interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev gay rights in the North Caucasus. Such a promise the President gave during the meeting with the Commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova, reports TASS.
“Of course, I will discuss it with the attorney General and Minister of internal Affairs so that they support you on the topic that you raised now, according to the known information or rumors you can say, about what is happening in the North Caucasus with people of different sexual orientation”, — assured the President.
On 19 April the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov at a meeting with Putin in the Kremlin has denied recent media information about the persecution of gays in the country. According to him, the publications are provocative, and all the supposedly dead people, referred to in the materials alive and well.
1 April, “Novaya Gazeta” published an article about mass arrests and killings of inhabitants of the Chechen Republic from-for suspicions in sexual orientation. 4 APR edition posted anonymous testimony of detainees, who spoke about the torture in prison. Then the Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatyana Moskalkova has expressed doubts about the veracity of this information.