chechnya

alert status : Genocide Emergency

 

Genocide stage:

9- eXTERMINATION

 

Afflicted Regions:

  • South Kordofan

  • Blue Nile

  • Darfur

 

Current situation:

  • ongoing atrocities

  • ICC indicted genocidaire al-Bashir still at large (after evading arrest in South Africa)

  • Millions of civilians displaced

  • WOMEN AND THE BANYAMULENGE ARE BEING ATTACKED BY THE HUTU MILITIA AND VARIOUS RAPISTS

 

Developments

April 24, 2018—Homosexuals in Chechnya are at greater risk than anywhere else in the Russian Federation, and face police surveillance, blackmail, murder, incarceration in secret prisons and torture. At federal level, a 2013 law banning ‘propaganda on non-traditional sexual relationships to minors’ has reduced access to public space for the few organisations defending LGBT rights.

This repression is not new. The 1996 penal code...

April 20, 2018

April 4, 2018

The Russian authorities have abjectly failed to take effective action in response to the violent persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Amnesty International said one year after a series of homophobic crimes in the southern republic were exposed.

A report by the Novaya Gazeta newspaper revealed a horrifying “gay purge” in Chechnya in which dozens of men were abducted, tortured and killed. However, to date, not one per...

April 4th, 2018

Severe beatings, electric shock treatment and forced starvation continue to be perpetrated against the LGBT+ community in Chechnya, a leading Russian NGO has said.

At least 36 people have suffered “abusive treatment” in secret prisons over the past year according to the Russian LGBT Network, an NGO based in St Petersburg, which cited testimonies alleging the abuses were “directed by the highest officials of Chech...

April 6, 2018

Family pressure has fueled a sense of persecution felt by gay people in Chechnya, a mainly Muslim region in southern Russia.

Dozens have fled and some have been granted asylum abroad, amid reports of kidnap and torture by Chechen security forces targeting gay or allegedly gay people. Chechen officials deny the reported abuses.

Olga Prosvirova of BBC Russian interviewed two of those who fled in fear. They requested anonymity, so...

The victories over ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa pose a dilemma for states whose citizens travelled to join the Islamic State’s (ISIS) ranks and who may now seek to return home. These states include Russia, and in particular its republic of Chechnya.

On the one hand, Chechen authorities fear the return of insurgents who fought for ISIS. They worry those militants, most of whom are mortal enemies of Ramzan Kadyrov’s heavy-handed regim...

December 12, 2017

The two NGOs that are receiving the French Republic's Human Rights Prize in the "Freedom of Information, Press Freedom and Journalism" category today – Pakistan's Freedom Network and Russia's Initiative Centre for the Caucasus – are both closely linked to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

France's National Consultative Commission for Human Rights (CNCDH) awards the prizes, which are being presented today by Christine Lazerges, t...

Campaigners protest for LGBT rights in Chechnya outside the Russian embassy in London, Britain, June 2, 2017.

 © 2017 Reuters

I recently met two Chechen gay men living as refugees in Western Europe in a bustling café. Both were in their early twenties, both looked around nervously. After we shared some pleasantries, "Bula" and "Zelim" (not their real names) cut to the chase.

“We were abducted, tortured in Grozny. The police extor...

Campaigners protest for LGBT rights in Chechnya outside the Russian embassy in London, Britain, June 2, 2017.

 © 2017 Reuters

I recently met two Chechen gay men living as refugees in Western Europe in a bustling café. Both were in their early twenties, both looked around nervously. After we shared some pleasantries, "Bula" and "Zelim" (not their real names) cut to the chase.

“We were abducted, tortured in Grozny. The police extor...

June 22, 2017

If you missed it when it aired earlier this week on HBO, you can now see (for free on YouTube) the Vice News segment about how gay men were allegedly tortured at Argun prison in Chechnya. The officials deny it, of course — one honcho, named Kataev, bizarrely offering correspondent Hind Hassan the contradictory argument that gay men are so disgusting, his men would never even touchone, so how could they beat them? (Imagine all...

Ramzan Kadyrov, the President of Chechnya REUTERS

The Chechen and Russian governments must investigate claims of persecution of gay men and protect LGBT rights, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum has said, as it condemned an alleged campaign of repression reported in Chechnya in recent months.

The museum's director, Sara Bloomfield, said: "The Holocaust teaches us what can happen when state-sponsored, group-targeted violence is al...

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