The leadership of Chechnya, said the announcement on the mass executions, published in «Novaya Gazeta» journalist Elena Milashina, calling it a «surge in unhealthy fantasies».
Recall that, according to this publication, on the night of 26 January 2017 in Chechnya were committed mass extrajudicial executions, which killed 27 people. Some of those killed were executed in connection with the alleged sexual orientation, others for unknown reasons.
All 27 people were detained during raids that began after 17 December 2016. The «new» writes with reference to sources in the investigation Department of the Investigative Committee in Chechnya and in the administration of the President that the detention was not officially registered, and detainees are not charged. These people, according to the newspaper, kept in cellars and other outbuildings police stations. Just like the newspaper, was arrested about 200 people.
The most probable assumption, on the night of January 26 of this year in territory of a regiment of patrol-guard service of the police, named after Hero of Russia Akhmat-Hajji Kadyrov, was shot at least 27 people. The «New» claims that is actually killed is much more – it is about 56 victims, whose bodies , according to the newspaper, were taken to different cemeteries. The publication publishes the list of victims whose death was confirmed.
Sunday review on the subject gave to the TV channel «Rain» Minister of Chechnya on national policy, external relations, press and information Dzhambulat Umarov.
«I am absolutely sure that this is not supported by any arguments, sources and evidence, the lie, which has a very definite and a very bright political overtones. I have always said and I repeat once again,» said the official.
Earlier articles about torture of gays in the Republic of Umarov called «the insult of hearing». Today, the Minister claimed that the journalist «the New newspaper» Elena Milashina is trying to develop a «gay thing» that «long lost».
«This so-called article, which you say is the next revolution and the surge of an unhealthy imagination of Ms. Milashina… This gay thing now only laugh. I was very surprised that this topic rises again and again. Apparently, fantasy Milashina and her colleagues from the «Novaya Gazeta» so impoverished and exhausted that they return again and again to the scandals in which they were. Here, perhaps, and all I can say about it», – quotes the words of Umarov website NEWSru.com.
«Novaya Gazeta» reported earlier that the editorial staff have transferred all the information, including «anonymous testimonies of survivors, held in secret prisons and a survivor of terrible torture,» in the RF IC, and the Commissioner for human rights of Russia Tatyana Moskalkova.