The investigative Committee was able to identify two people from Chechnya who allegedly harassed in the country because of homosexuality. This was stated by the Commissioner for human rights in Russia, Tatiana Moskalkova, reports on Thursday, July 20, “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”.
According to the Ombudsman, it had received responses from the UK and MVD in the two lists with the names of who had provided the journalists. “The investigative Committee reported that two of these lists, they managed to establish and interrogate. They are alive, healthy, have nothing to do with homosexuality, do not have any complaints”, she said.
Moskalkova also said that others on the list allegedly persecuted in Chechnya is hard to find, known only because their names and initials. “The police have asked to extend the period of carrying out quickly-investigation actions, including a conversation with the Prosecutor of the North Caucasus Federal district”, — said the Commissioner.
July 19, the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said that the spread of untrue information about the oppression of gays in the Republic of do human rights organizations who want to earn money out of it.
In the article published in “Novaya Gazeta” on 9 July, sets out information about the checks on the fact of the January shootings and harassment of members of the LGBT community in Chechnya. For the first time a publication reported on them in early April. The newspaper writes that he gave the investigators a list of twenty names of Chechens, allegedly detained since the end of December 2016 and killed in January.
Law enforcement and the Republic’s leadership has consistently denied all knowledge contained in the media. The Kremlin said that the reason to doubt that they have.
Earlier Moskalkova has announced that it has received from law enforcement agencies, negative responses to inquiries about the persecution of gays in Chechnya. Despite this, she promised to send employees of their unit in the North Caucasus, and also did not rule out that he will visit him myself.