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четверг, октября 17, 2019 - 14:34

The Russian LGBT Network appealed to the ECHR on behalf of Arbi Altemirov who fell victim to a mass campaign organized by the Chechen authorities against LGBT people. The appeal concerns violation of the article 2 (Right to life), article 3 (Prohibition of torture), article 5 (Right to liberty and security), article 13 (Right to an effective remedy), article 14 (Prohibition of discrimination) and article 34 (Individual applications) of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. This is the second appeal to the ECHR concerning persecution of LGBT in Chechnya.

четверг, октября 3, 2019 - 17:43

Yesterday we were informed that on September 30, one of the St. Petersburg’s courts decided to block the official group of the Russian LGBT Network in the social network "Vkontakte". The decision was issued after monitoring of the webpage of the group that revealed the presence of information, "which neglects family values, promotes nontraditional sexual relations and forms disrespect to parents and/or other family members". The Russian LGBT Network is going to appeal to the St.-Petersburg City Court.

среда, сентября 25, 2019 - 12:06

On September 23, the Director of the Russian LGBT Network Igor Kochetkov made an oral statement the 11th Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States in Warsaw. The statement was devoted to the persecution of LGBT+ in Chechnya.

понедельник, августа 12, 2019 - 12:48

The research conducted by the Russian LGBT Network at the end of 2018, fully describes the situation with LGBT rights in Russia. More than 80% of the respondents stated that they could reveal information about their sexual orientation and gender identity only to their friends. Every tenth respondent experienced physical abuse. More than a half reported about at least one violation of their rights in 2018.

среда, августа 7, 2019 - 11:31

Five Russian LGBT organizations and groups (Russian LGBT Network, Alliance of heterosexuals and LGBT for equality, “Coming Out” LGBT group, LGBT group “Stimul”, International LGBT film festival “Side by Side”) and crowdfunding platform All Out teamed up to counteract the homophobic project “Saw” together. The coalition launched a petition demanding to establish who is behind the project calling for violence and killings of homosexual, bisexual and transgender people in Russia. The coalition also calls for a thorough investigation into the murder of civic activist Elena Grigorieva.

среда, июля 10, 2019 - 14:32

On July 1st an LGBT activist Alexander Yubors (Salnikov) was charged with spreading “propaganda of homosexuality among minors”. Based on police officers’ and so-called “Center against extremism” actions, originally, they had been gathering information to prosecute Alexander for organizing an illegal march. However, on June 28, he was stopped on the street and handed a subpoena to appear before Department of the Ministry of Interior Affairs of the Kirovskiy district of Yaroslavl to draw up a protocol under article 6.21 of the Administrative Code (“propaganda of non-traditional homosexual relations”).

пятница, июля 5, 2019 - 14:31

At the end of June, Saint Petersburg Court confirmed that police inaction on the reported crime by Igor Kochetkov was illegal and urged the Ministry of Internal Affairs to eliminate the violations. In January 2019, a video was posted online showing Ali Bashanov threatening Igor Kochetkov and insulting LGBT people. Igor Kochetkov went to seek the assistance of law enforcement agencies, but he was told to call 02 or 112. 

среда, июля 3, 2019 - 07:11

ECHR communicated the case of the attack on a member of “Alliance of Heterosexuals for LGBT Equality”  Vasiliy Ivanov on May 28th. The complaint was filed in November 2014, and the assault took place in June 2012. One of the attackers was found guilty and sentenced to 5 months of correctional labor, but the court didn’t take into account the motive of hatred. “The punishment could’ve been much more serious if the motive of hatred was taken into account in Russia”, a lawyer Maria Kozlovskaya points out. 

понедельник, июня 3, 2019 - 15:38

Russian film company Central Partnership cut gay sex and kisses and some drug related scenes from the biopic Rocketman with Elton John. They also cut the final subtitles and introduced new ones, silencing the fact that Elton John has a husband and children. The Russian LGBT Network is appalled by this act of censorship and calls to boycott the censored version. 

среда, мая 29, 2019 - 15:05

On May 24, the representatives of Maxim Lapunov who was tortured in the Chechen prison filed a complaint to the European Court on human Rights. As it is stated in the complaint, the Russian authorities failed to protect him from tortures and unlawful detention, and violated four articles of the European Convention on Human Rights: prohibition of torture (article 3), right to liberty and security (article 5), right to respect of private and family rights (article 8), and prohibition of discrimination (article 14). 

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