Human rights defenders reported on the removal of dozens of gay men from Chechnya

Defenders of the “Russian LGBT network” was taken from Chechnya, more than 40 gay, said on Thursday, may 18, the press service of the organization.

42 people were evacuated from Chechnya to different regions of the country. In the interests left the country and their whereabouts are not disclosed, told in the organization, “Interfax”. Nine of the victims had already been smuggled abroad, said there.

“We are waiting for help from European countries with visas to get all the evacuees abroad”, — said the Agency interlocutor, without specifying what the state managed to smuggle homosexuals. In the “Russian LGBT network” noted that the negotiations on visas underway with five countries.

On the eve of the Lithuanian foreign Ministry announced the arrival to the Republic of two residents of Chechnya have been subjected to the homeland of persecution due to sexual orientation.

According to the publication “Novaya Gazeta” on 1 April, mass arrests of gays in Chechnya began at the end of last year. In the “Russian LGBT network”, in turn, said that it was then that they began to receive the first complaints from victims.

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov called the media coverage that the Republic allegedly kill civilians, provocation and not true. At the end of last week the head of Ministry of internal Affairs of Republic Ruslan Alhanov has declared that law enforcement bodies of the region statements on the fact of harassment or killings of members of the LGBT community have been reported.