The resolution condemns the persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya and calls upon the Russian government to condemn the violence. Chechen officials denied the killings had taken place, while simultaneously making statements that condoned extrajudicial killings of LGBTI persons.
As of Januarynone had received asylum in the United States.
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Gay people have also fallen victim to extrajudicial killings by state and non-state actors. Kochetkov says authorities did not take his complaints of the threat seriously. The sweep has been widely condemned by Western governments, the United Nations and rights groups.
So just like gay travellers to Iran , you're safer in the closet when travelling in Russia, especially in public. And survivors like him continue to struggle with the trauma of having been targeted by powerful people. The status of LGBT rights in the Chechen Republic has long been a source of concern among human rights organizations including Amnesty International and it has also been described as being "especially bleak" within the Russian Federation as a whole.
For example, he argues homosexuality is not a crime in Russia as it is in many other countries in the world, and makes positive references to Elton John. The crackdown began after GayRussia , a rights group based in Moscow, applied for permits for gay pride parades in the Caucasus region, prompting counterprotests by religious groups, the men said.