Gay from Chechnya complained Moskalkova prosecution

Tatiana Moskalkova

A resident of Chechnya with a different sexual orientation addressed to the authorised on human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova a complaint against the prosecution for homosexuality. About the Ombudsman told reporters on Friday, October 13, reports “Interfax”.

“I sent a letter to the investigating authorities, and investigative agencies working in this direction,” — said Moskalkova, answering the question of whether there is specific data that confirm the reports about the persecution of gays in Chechnya.

“It was confirmed that there is a person is the applicant. And when the investigation is finished, we can talk about the full information,” she said.

Moskalkova also said that he had not received confirmation of information about the extrajudicial executions of homosexuals in the region. She added that it intends to check the information about the attempts to exploit the LGBT community for obtaining refugee status abroad, that “it was objectively fair.”

In September the Ombudsman revealed the cause of death of five people in the list of the 31 people, who, presumably, could be killed for homosexuality. According to Moskalkova, two died of natural causes, three during clashes in December last year. The facts of disappearances of the rest of the people on the list had confirmed him in may and June was prosecuted.

In April, “Novaya Gazeta” published an article about mass arrests and killings of inhabitants of the Chechen Republic from-for suspicions in sexual orientation. Press Secretary of the head of Republic Alvi Karimov denied this information.