Check the statement about the persecution of gays in Chechnya is still going on, informed the HRC

© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in fotobanka Fedotov. Archival photoCheck the statement about the persecution of gays in Chechnya is still going on, informed the HRC© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable the image Bank

Preliminary examination at the request of the resident of Omsk about the persecution of gays in Chechnya is still going on, on prosecutions of speech yet, told RIA Novosti the head of the Council on human rights under the Russian President Mikhail Fedotov.

Earlier media reported that the move to Grozny two years ago a resident of Omsk Maxim Lapunov filed to the Investigative Committee’s statement about the persecution of gays in Chechnya. In addition, the young man, as was reported publicly at the press conference told about applied to him the torture.

According to the HRC, the Investigative Committee is pre-investigation checks on the application.

«Yes, preliminary examination is still ongoing, results not. As it passes? There is a check that goes… Then comes back again to the starting point…» — said Fedotov in Chelyabinsk.

Information on proceedings commenced yet, the HRC keeps control of the situation, he said.

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. The Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova then reported that he had received from the publication of the names of the people, based on words by the article. The Ombudsman asked the SC to write to clarifying the answer for those names that are listed in «Novaya Gazeta»: it was about 24 people, with no data except the names and initials were not indicated. Last week Moskalkova said that one man turned to her with this problem personally. According to her, she sent an appeal to the investigating authorities, who are now dealing with these details.

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