Tag Archive | Chechnya
You have no doubt heard about the horrifying persecution the LGBT+ community in Chechnya are facing by government forces. BeLonG To has been in contact with their colleagues at the Russian LGBT Network, and they have advised them about the terrifying reality on the ground. There are direct steps you can take to help support […]
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Canada should open its doors to LGBT people from Chechnya where dozens of men have been reported to be imprisoned and tortured because they are believed to be gay, a Canadian advocacy group says. The call for emergency visas came from Rainbow Railroad, which said it was working with a Russian […]
The National LGBT Federation (NXF), Ireland’s leading and oldest LGBT rights group, staged the largest-ever protest yesterday (Thursday 20th April) outside the Russian Embassy in Dublin, to protest the reported detention, torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya. Garda confirmed that over 200 people had attended the demonstration. Protest organiser Dearbhla Mealy said: “The […]
The National LGBT Federation (NXF) calls on the LGBT+ community and allies to join them at the Russian Embassy in Dublin today from 17:00 to 19:00 to protest the Russian Government’s inaction on the atrocities against gay men in Chechnya. With approximately 1,000 people registered on Facebook to attend the event, the NXF say
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Russian embassy in London [last] Wednesday to protest, after reports from human rights groups that up to 100 gay men are being held and tortured in “camps” in Russia’s southern region of Chechnya. Russian independent newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, reported at least three of the men detained had been killed […]
Scott De Buitléir comments on the latest crisis to hit the LGBT community, to which everyone should be vocally protesting.