Wednesday, January 16, 2019

RUSSIAN FASCISM ALERT: 40 arrested and two killed by torture in fresh anti-gay crackdown in Chechnya, activists claim

There is not much to add to this story or is it...Russia is a sad place and Chechnya just a bit sadder(sicker).

When brutalizers(primitives) have no reasonable arguments left(20 million Russians are hungry and Chechnya is starving - witch hunting of gay people is more than just welcome), they find their way for attention via fists/killings - violence basically.

Real men don't act like this, but baboonish cowards do. 

Ukraine and Poland are neonazi !!?????




orty men and women have been detained and at least two have died in an anti-gay purge in Russia's Chechnya republic that is even more brutal than a 2017 crackdown, according to activists.

After the administrator of an LGBT social media group was detained in December, Chechen law enforcement began rounding up suspected homosexuals, LGBT Network said on Monday. It is holding people without charge in an infamous prison where gay men have previously said they were tortured, local residents told activists. 

One of the captives died after officials repeatedly cut him with a knife during an interrogation, Igor Kochetkov of LGBT Network told The Telegraph.  

“We can already say that the torture being suffered by those detained is savage, much worse than for those detained in 2017,” he said. “We know of two dead, but probably more have been killed.”

For the first time, women are also being systematically detained for presumed homosexuality, he added.

A gay man named Alexander who escaped Chechnya for France told the Russian news site Meduza that 10 people had actually been killed in the latest wave of the anti-LGBT “genocide,” and a friend who was imprisoned had seen bodies being carried away.

A post in a local LGBT social media group last week told gay people to “run from the republic as soon as possible”. 

More than 100 were rounded up and at least six died in a crackdown on gay men in the predominantly Muslim republic in 2017. Some were handed over to relatives with the expectation they would be finished off in an “honour killing,” while others had to sign blank criminal charges for possible future use. 

LGBT Network has helped 150 people flee since 2017

The press secretary of Chechnya's strongman ruler Ramzan Kadyrov, who was appointed by Vladimir Putin in 2007, called the latest accusations “lies and disinformation”.

Kadyrov has previously claimed there are no gay men in Chechnya and told the BBC during the World Cup that the reports of the purge were “all made up”. 

“The reason this is being repeated is impunity,” Mr Kochetkov said. “The Russian authorities didn't open a criminal case, and Kadyrov felt this impunity.”

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted that the renewed persecution was "totally unacceptable" if true, and Moscow "must not only stop this from happening but hold those responsible to account".

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe in December called on Russia to open an inquiry “in view of the clear evidence of successive purges against LGBTI persons” in Chechnya. 

It also called for a criminal investigation into the case of Maxim Lapunov, a gay man who told The Telegraph and others that he was held for 12 days in Chechnya and tortured in 2017. 

Police beat him until he couldn't stand, demanding the names of other gay men, he said. Others were tortured with electric shocks.

Mr Lapunov, an ethnic Russian, was released when relatives from another region came looking for him, but police threatened him to keep quiet.

Russian authorities have repeatedly refused to investigate his complaints. Mr Putin's human rights ombudswoman said last month a criminal case had not been opened because Mr Lapunov had left Russia for Estonia. He fled there fearing for his safety.7.

Police have now been hunting down contacts from the phones of the administrator of the LGBT social media group and subsequent people they detained, according to Mr Kochetkov.

Some have been released, but in a new development, their passports were ripped up to keep them from leaving Chechnya, he said.

“If we don't stop this now it could develop further, so it's very important to spread this information and put pressure on Moscow,” he said.

Human rights groups and Western governments have previously called on Moscow to take action against repressions in Chechnya, where Mr Kadyrov wields absolute power over a fearful populace.  

Last year, police began detaining teenagers en masse after five boys pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and were killed in attacks on police, The Telegraph reported. Other young people have been imprisoned on extremely flimsy terrorism accusations, and 27 were killed without trial in a mass execution in January 2017, according to an investigation by Novaya Gazeta newspaper. 



























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