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Sat May 6, 2017, 11:40 AM

Putin supports investigation into abuse of gay & bisexual men in Chechnya

Source: Associated Press



Saturday, May 6, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Russia‘s human rights ombudsman he will speak with law enforcement officials about the reported torture of gay men in Chechnya.

Tatyana Moskalkova asked Putin on Friday to support her request to form a group in Moscow to investigate the treatment of gays in the southern Russian region.

Putin agreed to her proposal for investigating what he called “the well-known information, or rumors” about what is happening to people “with a non-traditional sexual orientation.” The abuse was first reported in April by the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which said about 100 suspected gay men were rounded up and tortured, and at least three were killed.

Putin’s comments reflect how Russian officials have played down the report. Moskalkova earlier said she doubted such abuse took place.

Read more: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/05/putin-supports-investigation-abuse-gay-bisexual-men-chechnya/

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Reply Putin supports investigation into abuse of gay & bisexual men in Chechnya (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
tenorly May 2017 #1
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:26 PM

1. Good. Even if this is PR damage control, it's a testament to the power of the free press.

If everything looked like Faux News, they wouldn't feel the need to do even this much.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:07 PM

2. I'm impressed. Vladimir Putin came off as even less credible than Donald Trump.

When those law enforcement officials tell him that the "rumors" are unfounded,
they will have been rightly investigated.

I don't think he is even trying to make anyone believe a word he said.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:19 PM

3. Yeah, just like he "invesitgated" the 1999 Moscow apartment bombings.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:22 PM

4. Putin supports investigation into abuse of gay & bisexual men in Chechnya

... because it will make it easier for him to then hunt them down and liquidate them ...

... it's what he and those like him do ...

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