Department of the interior in Chechnya checked the information about the oppression of individuals based on sexual orientation in the Republic. Given in the publication information was not confirmed, said the Minister of internal Affairs of the region Ruslan Alkhanov. His words are on the Agency’s website.
“Pseudosection statement about the alleged detention of more than 160 homosexual men, 50 of whom were killed has no basis in fact and is frivolous”, — he said.
According to a senior security officer, law enforcement agencies did not received any appeal on such occasions. “Meanwhile, the Ministry of internal Affairs on CHR checks every fact, announced in the media on the subject, and the hype is overblown individual pseudoplasticity of the Chechen people, is provocative and aims to discredit in the eyes of the public of the Chechen Republic”, — said Alkhanov.
The materials of official investigation sent to the Investigating Committee. After the adoption of the procedural decision of the Chechen interior Ministry intends to apply to the court, the Minister concluded.
On 24 April, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin see no reason not to trust the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, who has denied media reports about the persecution of gays in the country. In the same month, Kadyrov during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin noted that 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. In turn, the Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova questioned the veracity of this information.