Moskalkova told me that she replied in Chechnya, about the persecution of gays

© RIA Novosti / Anton to Deniability in fotoballoon on human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova. Archival photoMoskalkova told me that she replied in Chechnya, about the persecution of gays© RIA Novosti / Anton to Danilovmarat the image Bank

The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova received negative responses to requests to law enforcement agencies about the possible persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya.

«Those official inquiries that I made. I got a negative answer. I can’t say that it is here positively or negatively. But the main positive is that reporting this issue to the President, he gave instructions specifically to law enforcement agencies to raise this, that is, to return to this topic», — Moskalkova, the TV channel «Russia 24».

Thursday «LGBT network», said about the evacuation from the territory of Chechnya 43 gay, just asked for help 80 people, all of them the organization intends to help.

In the beginning of April, «Novaya Gazeta» has published an article which said about the mass detention in Chechnya residents based on sexual orientation. Press Secretary of the head of Chechnya, Alvi Karimov denied the information of the newspaper, and the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, said that no reason not to trust the information about the absence of any persecution of gays presented by the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov in the course of communication with the President Vladimir Putin. The Commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova said that he had received from the publication of the names of people who allegedly were subjected to repression due to sexual orientation, and sent a letter to the head of SK.

Prosecutors and other law enforcement bodies of Chechnya organized inspection after the publication in «Novaya Gazeta», it was stated in the answer of the press service of the Prosecutor General to the request of RIA Novosti. Kadyrov said earlier that the leadership and law enforcement bodies of Chechnya are ready to cooperate with Federal authorities to verify the media reports on the situation of sexual minorities, but no official statements about their harassment still has not been received. He stressed that «this phenomenon is not typical for the Chechen people.» Council under the head of Chechnya for the development of civil society and human rights stated that it is not even found indirect evidence for an article about the persecution of homosexuals in the country. In a statement, the HRC emphasizes that in Chechnya appreciate human life», regardless of racial, national, religious and other peculiarities of the personality».

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