The Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova received negative responses to requests to law enforcement agencies about the persecution in Chechnya homosexual persons. She stated this in the program “Press conference” on TV channel “Russia 24”, he was quoted by RIA Novosti.
Moskalkova noted that could not say, positively or negatively. However, the main plus of the situation, she said, that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, having received information, gave the order to understand.
The Ombudsman noted that it plans to send to the Republic of employees of the device. It can also visit the region personally. “I need to go armed with some specific data. They have me popping the data. And as soon as I put together the package necessary for dialogue with the government, then I go,” she said.
May 18, employees of the organization “Russian LGBT network” reported that was taken from Chechnya, more than 40 gay men. In the interests evacuated their location is not disclosed. It is noted that some have already been sent abroad on visas for other negotiations.
A day earlier it became known about arrival to Lithuania two gay men from Chechnya. Whether they are granted asylum — not specified.
1 April, “Novaya Gazeta” published a material about the persecution of gays in Chechnya. According to the publication, mass arrests began at the end of 2016.
The Prosecutor’s office and other law enforcement bodies of the Republic began inspection of contained in material facts.
The head of the Republic Ramzan Kadyrov has denied this information and said that “this phenomenon is not typical for the Chechen people.” Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not see the bases not to trust these words.