A young man targeted in Chechnya for being gay discovers Europe offers no safe haven from his tormentors. They called out the name of the asylum seeker inside, Movsar Eskarkhanov, a year-old from the Russian region of Chechnya, who had just finished his evening prayers. Thin and frail from the stress of his travels, Eskarkhanov had come to Germany and applied for asylum, first in the summer of and again in the fall of last year, to escape the persecution he faced back home for being gay.
God forbid, let them live as they wish … Let everyone be happy. We have a law that everyone needles us about. The law is about banning propaganda of homosexuality among minors.
The group called itself "Pila", meaning "saw", after the series of Hollywood horror films of the same name, in which a serial killer plays games with his victims. On July 21, her body was found in bushes close to her home in Saint Petersburg, with at least eight stab wounds to her face and back. She was
Sharonne was looking forward to her first performance in Lithuania. She found time in her busy schedule to talk about drag shows and their role. Today we converse.
This series of portraits focuses on the lives of gay people in Russia. It is a visual tale of melancholy, loneliness, and being uncertain about the future. In Russia, the level of intolerance toward homosexuality has increased sharply in the last few years.
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. 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. 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 a crackdown revealed indozens of men were abducted, tortured and killed for their real or perceived sexual orientation. To date, not one person has yet been held accountable for these crimes. Meanwhile, authorities have also failed to provide effective protection to LGBTI rights defender Igor Kochetkov, the leading figure in the public investigation of the violent crackdown, who has recently received death threats.
Illustration based on a detainee's testimony about abuse inflicted on him in detention in the Grozny Internal Affairs Department compound, in Chechnya because of his presumed sexual orientation. Moscow — Police in Chechnya have carried out a new round of unlawful detentions, beatings, and humiliation of men they presume to be gay or bisexual, Human Rights Watch said today. The Russian authorities should carry out an effective investigation into the anti-gay abuses and hold those responsible to account.