President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov reported all LGBTI people “eliminated” from Russian region less than a month.
A 100 homosexual men detained reported by independent Russian media and human rights groups.
In at least one secret prison in Chechnya violently it was reports of torture with the result of 3 deaths.
Kadyrov set a deadline of May 26, the Muslim holiday Ramadan, for the “elimination” of the LGBTI community.
These claims were made in the UK Parliament last week by British Foreign Prime Minister Alan Duncan.
“Mr Duncan said that the Human rights groups report that anti-gay campaigns and killings are by Ramzan Kadyrov
“He has carried out other violent campaigns in the past, and this time he is directing his efforts at the LGBT community.
“Sources have said that he wants the community eliminated by the start of Ramadan. Such comments, attitudes and actions are absolutely contemptible.”
Chechnya President, Ramzan Kadyrov has previously – and repeatedly – denied the reports of the persecution amid international outrage.
A spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin has said an investigation found “no evidence” of the violence.
This video by Human Rights First posted to Facebook.
Men from the Russian-Speaking American LGBT Association have appeared on camera to read personal accounts from survivors of the violence in Chechnya.
Warning: graphic content
(Top photo via Kremlin.ru)
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