A Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson has dodged questions about the reported Chechen Gay Violence in the Russian region of Chechnya.
However Russian media and human rights groups claimed at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in several secret prisons in Chechnya.
Ramzan Kadyrov has repeatedly denied the reports of the Chechen gay violence amid international outrage.
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Spokesperson Maria Zakharova ducked questions from anchor Katie Couric on what Russia is doing about the abuse.
“This is not my issue. I’m not a specialist in that. [Russia is] holding an investigation as normal countries do in these cases,” she replied.
“This is not my field. My field is international relationships.
“I just told you all the information I have.”
Katie Couric asked a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman about the torture and killing of gay men in Chechnya.
Her response is telling. pic.twitter.com/WOpZNCeDjJ
— Raymond Braun (@raymondbraun) April 28, 2017
But a spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier this month Putin has “no reason to doubt” the denials of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov because a Russian investigation found no evidence to confirm the reports.
Independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta was the outlet that broke the story recently.
Furthermore, this new report that at least six Chechen prisons which are designated to detain gay men accused of homosexuality.
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