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17.04.2017

The Russian LGBT Network continues to work on the evacuation of those persecuted by the authorities in Chechnya because of their real or assumed homosexuality. To date around 60 people have contacted the Russian LGBT Network. Some of these people are still in the area and are in need of urgent evacuation, while others have managed to relocate themselves but nevertheless need further assistance. More than 30 people have already been provided with support. 

14.04.2017

“There was an insult to the centuries-old foundations of Chechen society, and to the dignity of Chechen men, as well as to our faith. Thus we promise that retribution will overtake the true instigators, wherever and by whomever they are, without a statute of limitations.”

14.04.2017

The Russian LGBT Networks continues its effort to evacuate people, who are being persecuted, tortured, illegally prosecuted, and murdered based on their (assumed) homosexuality. We have all the evidence to believe that these horrid activities are still in place in the Chechen Republic.

02.04.2017

The Russian LGBT Networks is highly disturbed and concerned about the information on the kidnapping and killing of people in Chechnya because of their sexual orientation. We are also outraged by the reaction of the officials of the Chechen Republic, who in fact justify the killings.  No national and/or religious traditions and norms can justify kidnapping or killing of a human being. Any references to “traditions” to justify kidnappings and killings are amoral and criminal. 

27.03.2017

On March 16, the administrators of the LGBT community page “SQueer. We refuse to be invisible” in the social network “VKontakte” sent a complaint to the human rights ombudsperson Tatiana Moskal’kova. In their complaint Maxim Talyaiev and Andrey Nasonov say that the group was created with a view to “establish a stable society based on respect for human rights and tolerance to each other” and that it didn’t contain any forbidden information. The complainants also say that the public was denied access to the group’s internet page on the grounds of a subjective opinion of the prosecutor the city of Bryansk, who took legal action taking the case to court and there were no expert inquiry or opinion provided in the case.

23.03.2017

The pre-sessional working group of the regular session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) met in Geneva on 27 February, 2017. Representatives of the Russian LGBT Network and other human rights organizations participated in the meeting. The Russian LGBT Network consisting of an independent alliance of LGBT activists presented its report on the discrimination of LGBT persons in the workplace. Additionally, an oral statement was given about LGBT teachers being fired from their jobs.
 

01.03.2017

On February 18, the participants of the winter LGBT festival “Light of the East” were detained by the police for several hours. The police and unknown individuals accompanying them unlawfully held and searched the participants. 

 

 

22.02.2017

The Russian LGBT Network submitted its annual report "Discrimination Monitoring based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in 2016" to the office of the Russian Ombudsperson. The report was compiled on the basis of data obtained as a result of an online survey for the members of LGBT community. Three thousand five hundreds seventy-nine (3 579) people participated in the survey. 

07.02.2017

In the end of January, a group of Russian LGBT organizations and initiative groups submitted the List of issues related to the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and men who have sex with men to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The List of issues was prepared by the coalition of civil society organizations, including Moscow LGBT Initiative Group “Stimul”, NGO “Phoenix PLUS”, Russian LGBT Network, Transgender Legal Defense Project and “Coming Out” LGBT Group. 

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