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Attacks on LGBTI Community in Chechnya

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U.S. Department of State
Press Statement
Robert Palladino
Deputy Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 17, 2019

 

We are deeply disturbed by credible reports out of Chechnya about renewed attacks against individuals perceived to be members of the LGBTI community. Civil society groups report that at least 40 individuals have been illegally detained since December, including two who reportedly died in custody after being tortured. We call on Russia to live up to its international obligations and commitments and its own constitution, and launch an immediate investigation into these human rights abuses. We also urge the Russian Federation to ensure that the rights of all human rights defenders are fully respected in Chechnya, and those illegally detained, including Oyub Titiev, be immediately released.


This translation is provided as a courtesy and only the original English source should be considered authoritative.
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