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пятница, ноября 2, 2018 - 12:03

On November 1, 2018, sixteen members-states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation invoked the Moscow Mechanism of Human Dimension to investigate the reports of severe human rights violations in the Chechen Republic, including the reports on mass state-orchestrated campaigns against LGBT. Within the framework of the Moscow Mechanism, a mission of appointed experts will carry out an independent inquiry, regardless of the willingness of the Russian Federation to cooperate with the mission.

пятница, октября 26, 2018 - 19:25

Today the Biysk city court of Altai Krai has redressed the appeal, that Maxim Neverov – a schoolboy from Biysk, and his attorney, Artem Lapov, filed against the decision issued by the Commission on Minors and the Protection of Minors’ Rights, under which Maxim was found guilty and fined 50,000 rubles for spreading “propaganda”. Russian LGBT Network represented Maxim in the court.

вторник, сентября 25, 2018 - 14:42

The Russian LGBT Network continues its work to provide emergency support for people who suffered as a result of mass anti-LGBT campaign organized by the Chechen authorities. Since April 2017, the Network evacuated 130 people from the region (100 men and 30 women), 112 people have already left Russia. Since April 2017, there were seven attempts to kidnap people already evacuated from the region. 

четверг, сентября 13, 2018 - 17:23

On September 12, the representative of the Russian LGBT Network Igor Kochetkov made a statement at the annual OSCE Conference in Warsaw. The statement was devoted to the illegal detentions, tortures and extrajudicial killings in Chechnya based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The official representatives of the Russian Federation also delivered a statement, but did not even mention the situation in Chechnya.

среда, августа 8, 2018 - 10:12

Yesterday, on August 7, a teenager from Biysk (Altai Krai) Maxim Neverov was found guilty of “propaganda of homosexuality among minors” and fined 50 000 rubles for publishing pictures in the social network “VKontakte”. The Commission on Minors and the Protection of Minors’ Rights considered the case, the Russian LGBT Network provided a lawyer for Maxim Neverov. It is highly possible that special attention of the law enforcement agencies was caused by the performance “Gays or Putin” that attracted a lot of public attention this May. 

вторник, июля 31, 2018 - 00:00

The European Court of Human Rights has sent case materials to the lawyer of LGBT activist Dmitry Chizhevsky to assist his case, one that has proven difficult for a number of years because Russian law enforcement agencies did not give her access to the relevant materials. According to these materials, it turns out that the investigation considered a case where, in fact, it was the LGBT activists themselves who shot Chizhevsky in the eye, in order to attract media attention, despite the fact that the notorious Timur Isaac confessed during the interrogation that he possessed photos on his tablet of the activist, and he himself owns an air gun.

среда, июля 25, 2018 - 00:00

On 24th July, Russian LGBT Network submitted its alternate report to the UN Committee Against Torture. The report is devoted to detailing the mass persecution of LGBT people in the Chechen Republic, information about which surfaced in the spring of last year. Despite the fact that this campaign, organised by the authorities, affected hundreds of people, the Russian Federation still denies not only the persecution, but also the very existence of LGBT people in Chechnya.

понедельник, июля 16, 2018 - 11:57

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. 

пятница, июня 29, 2018 - 13:22

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”. 

четверг, июня 28, 2018 - 10:50

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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