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16.07.2018

On July 13, in St. Petersburg there was an attempt to kidnap a native of Chechnya Zelimkhan Akhmadov. According to the information received, his father can be involved as well as unknown people who spoke Chechen language among themselves. At least one of the perpetrators possessed an ID of the law enforcement officer. 

29.06.2018

On June 27, PACE adopted a resolution where it called on Russia to conduct an effective investigation of persecution of LGBT in the Chechen Republic or to allow it to be conducted by an international human rights organization. Starting from April 1, 2017, the Russian LGBT Network was making every effort to urge the Russian authorities to investigate kidnappings, illegal imprisonment, tortures and even killings of LGBT people in Chechnya. The investigation took place, and the Russian side in Geneva voiced the official results a month ago: “There are no LGBT people in Chechnya”. 

28.06.2018

On June 26, the Russian LGBT Network sent an alternative report on Russia's implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to the UN Committee against Torture.

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28.06.2018

52 Russian and International human rights organizations (including the Russian LGBT Network) signed the statement about the fact that Russia jeopardize online freedoms all over the world. The representative of Article 19 delivered the Statement at the session of the UN Human Rights Council in Genève. 

04.06.2018

On May 19th, GENDERDOC-M organized the annual march of equality in Chișinău, under the campaign Fără Frică de Iubire(Without the fear to love). However, unlike the last years’ experience, the march that included approximately 350 participants was able to reach its destination without being attacked and evacuated halfway through the route. The Ministry of Interior provided all necessary protections for the participants and despite the aggressive outbursts of the counter-protestors, the Pride march was not exposed to any  violence.

02.04.2018

A year has passed since the publication of first testimonies of LGBT people that faced persecution in Chechnya based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. However the unlawful detentions, humiliation and torture of LGBT people in Northern Caucasus persist. There are some things one can do to support the victims of the state-organized persecutions of LGBT in Chechnya.

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