April 11, 2017

Russian Secret Nazi-Style Prison Camps for Gays

We see no movement from the US government or the main media even though this is being reported since last year.
This Page is from The Sun.uk which is appearing today in the US:
GAY men are allegedly being put into concentration camp-style prisons in Russia, it has been claimed.
Authorities have been accused of setting up several “secret” camps in Chechnya where men have been tortured or killed because of their sexuality, Novoya Gazetareported.

One of the prison camps is reportedly at the former military headquarters in the town of Argun
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One of the prison camps is reportedly at the former military headquarters in the town of Argun

The Russian newspaper based their report on interviews with eyewitnesses and survivors who claim they were arrested and detained at one of the secret prison at a former military headquarters in the town of Argun.
Former detainees told how they endured “electric shock torture and violent interrogation”, while others say they were held to ransom and used to extort their families.
One prisoner who fled claimed he was blackmailed by Chechen police every month in order to survive before he was incarcerated.


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Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov (right), a key ally to Russian President Vladimir (right), has been accused of clamping down on homosexuality
Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov (right), a key ally to Russian President Vladimir (right), has been accused of clamping down on homosexuality
Anti-gay protesters try to tear a rainbow flag during an LGBT community rally in central Moscow, Russia in 2015
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Anti-gay protesters try to tear a rainbow flag during an LGBT community rally in central Moscow, Russia in 2015
Razman Kadyrov is said to be personally involved in the round-ups
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Razman Kadyrov is said to be personally involved in the round-ups

It comes after Novoya Gazeta reported Chechen police had rounded up more than 100 men suspected of being gay – killing three of them, last week.
Chechen’s President Ramzan Kadyrov, who is a key ally of Vladimir Putin, accused of ordering the clampdown, denied the allegations claiming “it’s impossible to persecute those who are not in the republic”.
The Chechen government suggested there are no gay people in their country.
The Kremlin-backed Kadyrov is widely accused of extensive human rights violations. He has brought Islam to the fore of Chechnya’s daily life, including opening what is called Europe’s biggest mosque.
 Human rights groups have accused security forces controlled by Kadyrov of resorting to disappearances, torture, and extrajudicial executions, and the collective punishment of suspects’ extended families in their fight with Islamist insurgents.

Performers prepare to go on stage at a private gay club called “Malevich” in St. Petersburg
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Performers prepare to go on stage at a private gay club called “Malevich” in St. Petersburg

Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch said: “For several weeks now, a brutal campaign against LGBT people has been sweeping through Chechnya.
“Law enforcement and security agency officials under control of the ruthless head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, have rounded up dozens of men on suspicion of being gay, torturing and humiliating the victims.
 “Some of the men have forcibly disappeared. Others were returned to their families barely alive from beatings. At least three men apparently have died since this brutal campaign began.”
In a statement, the Russian  LGBT community said: “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.
It added: “We believe that the only thing that can work out is the evacuation. We co-operate closely we the human rights defenders both in Russia and abroad, and ready to evacuate.”

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