Kadyrov povyaz in a homosexual scandal

In the 21st century the authorities of the Chechen Republic of exterminating people with different sexual orientation in the region.

The scandal surrounding the persecution of gays in Chechnya broke out in April.

According to the media in Chechnya detained not less than one hundred gays who have been tortured.

Power chechenja these deny the facts, claiming that gays in the whole region.

However, the human rights organization Human Rights Watch alleges that the Speaker of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic Magomed Daudov, personally was present when the mistreatment of those detained on suspicion of homosexuality Chechens.

Correspondent.net has gathered information about the scandal.

Mass persecution

In early April, the Russian “Novaya Gazeta” published a material about the mass detentions of Chechen residents suspected that they are gay . The lyrics are about a hundred detainees, and the three dead; there is an assumption that in fact the victims much more.

One of the persecuted in Chechnya gay men reported that they had arrested at least 200 people.

A wave of mass arrests in February of 2017 began after caught with drugs men on the phone found “pornogalerei” and “the many contacts, correspondence with other gays.”

“Russian LGBT network” for eighteen months, was taken from Chechnya 40 gay men who fear persecution. Nine people then left Russia, said the Chairman of the organization Igor Kochetkov.

Just “LGBT network” has addressed more than 80 people. Kochetkov noted that the process of removal applied abroad is delayed due to difficulties in obtaining documents. “They are very naturally afraid that it will come to some strange refugees, some terrorists, God forbid, so the question of obtaining visas is progressing with great difficulty, frankly” — he explained.

The reaction of the authorities

The Chechen authorities called reports about gays in the Republic of lies. They deny as a fact of harassment and the existence in the Republic of homosexuals. Law enforcement officials and local human rights activists said that he had not received any appeal about the persecution of gays.

Verification of these reports is, in particular, the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova. According to her, the test is complicated by the absence of statements from victims and their names. Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised her to “talk” with the attorney General and the head of internal Affairs for their assistance.

Alvi Karimov, press Secretary of the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov said that the problems of persons with different sexual orientation in the region.

“There is a way of life, way of life, there are rules, which evolved for hundreds of years. For the Chechen family is not just his wife, his father and mother, this concept is sometimes a thousand people, and more — people of his kind who have close relations. According to local tradition, if a man from some sort of just a finger, someone will show, it is not necessary to detain him — for a hundred years, until the generation is not replaced, a man of this kind will not be given in marriage no girl and no man of that kind do not marry a girl from another race. There is still the concept of “male”, “Caucasian man”, is the Almighty Allah who says in the Quran that he created us male and female, and the man must marry the woman if he is healthy man, he should be interested in women,” – explains his position Karimov.

The role of the Church

The mufti of Chechnya Salah Haji Mezhiev said that the authors of the articles about the persecution of gays in Chechnya will overtake “the retribution of Allah.”

“What about the retribution, the retribution of Allah will overtake them for sure. You need to be afraid when they spread baseless slander. The fear was that they would be prosecuted. Now they are in any case the answer, answer the letter of the law of the Russian Federation”, — said the mezhiyev.

He added that journalists “are not only the feelings of some hurt, hurt the entire Chechen people, offended the clergy, offended the most Holy.”

The Report Of Human Rights Watch

The speaker of the Parliament of Chechnya, Magomed Daudov, personally was present when the mistreatment of those detained on suspicion of homosexuality in “secret prisons”. This is stated in the report of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch about the persecution of gays in the country.

According to two detainees, who interviewed human rights activists, Daudov watched the beatings and humiliation of alleged gays in prison in Argun, “accompanying it with my own offensive remarks”.

Another victim said that he saw him on one of the bases in Grozny, where detainees were kept.

According to the authors of the report, Daudov “played a key role in the organization of “cleansing” the Republic of the gay, approved by the Republican leadership.”

Human Rights Watch notes that the persecution of gays is part of an existing in Chechnya repressive practices, in which arbitrary detention, torture and public humiliation are “many citizens from alleged members of the Islamist armed underground and their relatives, to those whose loyalty just doubt”.

The Deputy of the Chechen Parliament and former head of the Secretariat Daudova Zelimkhan Dzhamaldinov said that in Parliament “wanted to spit on that write some of the European feeding corrupt journalists”.

The courts

French LGBT movement filed on Ramzan Kadyrov in the international criminal court a statement about the persecution of gays. While Russia withdrew from the jurisdiction of the court, the process of disconnection will be completed in November 2017.