The interior Minister of the Chechen Republic Ruslan Alkhanov said Saturday, may 13, in the bodies of internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic have not received any statements on the fact of harassment and, especially, the mass murder of homosexual persons, according to the website of the interior Ministry.
Moreover, such messages are not received on the «hotlines» established in the Ministry of interior of the Czech Republic and operatively-search part of own safety of the Ministry of internal Affairs for the Chechen Republic, said Alkhanov.
«Pseudosection statement about the alleged detention of more than 160 homosexual men, 50 of whom were killed has no basis and is unfounded. Meanwhile, the Ministry of internal Affairs on CHR checks every fact, announced in the media on the subject, and the hype is overblown individual pseudoplasticity of the Chechen people, is provocative and aims to discredit in the eyes of the public of the Chechen Republic», — said Alkhanov.
Recall that on 1 April, the Russian «Novaya Gazeta», citing its own sources reported the detention, torture and «honor murders» residents of Chechnya, suspected sexual orientation.
Three days later in the Central mosque of Grozny held an emergency meeting of representatives of Islamic clergy, where Adam Shahidov, the counselor of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has publicly accused the team of «the New newspaper» slander and called them «enemies of our faith and our homeland.» Shahidov’s speech and other speakers, was broadcast on local TV and are widely dispersed on the Internet.
The results of this meeting a resolution was adopted, one of the points of which reads: «Due to the fact that the insult to the age-old foundations of the Chechen society and the dignity of Chechen men, and our faith, we promise that retribution will overtake the true instigators, wherever and whoever they were, without a limitation period».
According to journalists of «Novaya Gazeta», as well as their colleagues from the «media zones», «Lentech», TV-2, «Rain», «RBC», The Moscow Times and other Russian and Russian media, the resolution provokes Chechen fanatics and encourages them to violence against journalists.
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