«Novaya Gazeta» reported on 22 may on the new murders of gays in Chechnya, one of which was committed during the preliminary investigation on the facts of persecution of representatives of the local LGBT community, which began a month ago.
It is also reported about pressure on the relatives of the victims of oppression. In addition, the days should be made the decision on refusal in excitation of criminal case on the basis of publications newspaper about the torture and murder of gays in the Chechen Republic.
The editorial Board gave the result data for the four affected residents of Chechnya. According to the newspaper, three of them were killed in connection with the alleged sexual orientation, and in the number of victims appears one officer of Regardie.
«Novaya Gazeta» argues, with reference to the office of the Council on human rights, the head of Chechnya and the Department of the interior in Chechnya, the victims antigeyskaya campaign in the Republic were not only Chechens, but also Russian. We are talking about the inhabitant of Izhevsk, who was detained, placed in one of the local secret prisons, and then released. According to the publication, then this man began to look for and killed in Russia.
Publishing of «Novaya Gazeta» has caused an international public outcry that forced the Kremlin to respond. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova previously denied the charges, promised to connect the Prosecutor General and the interior Ministry to deal with the violation of gay rights in the North Caucasus, reminds the website NEWSru.com.