Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Adjectives Don’t Come Even Close…

…In describing the horror!

If this is true then this is something out of World War II, concentrations camps for gays.
Alleged Gay ‘Concentration Camps’ In Chechnya Spark Global Outrage
Over 100 gay men are said to have been detained and tortured.
Huffington Post
By Curtis M. Wong
April 11, 2017

International human rights activists are decrying reports that at least 100 gay men have been arrested, and three killed, in the Russian region of Chechnya.

A Moscow-owned Russian opposition newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, cited claims by federal law enforcement officials who said the men, ranging in ages from 16 to 50, were detained “in connection with their nontraditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such.” Those arrests apparently began when a local LGBTQ rights group, GayRussia.ru, applied for pride parade permits, which were immediately denied, The Independent reported April 3.

The reports, however, were quickly dismissed as “absolute lies and disinformation” by a spokesman for Chechnya’s leader, Ramzan Kadyrov. The spokesman, Alvi Karimov, then suggested that no gay people were living in the Muslim-majority region. “You cannot arrest or repress people who just don’t exist in the republic,” he said, according to The New York Times.
Maybe they don’t exist because they are rounding gays up and putting them in concentration camps and everyone else have gone into hiding in fear for their lives.
Details of the alleged detainments remain frustratingly vague. Chechen activist Kheda Saratova, who is on Kadyrov’s human rights council, dismissed the claims, saying she hasn’t had “a single request” on the issue in a Russian radio interview cited by The Guardian. Much like Karimov before her, however, Saratova downplayed the existence of gay people in the region at large. “In our Chechen society, any person who respects our traditions and culture will hunt down this kind of person without any help from authorities,” Saratova said, “and do everything to make sure that this kind of person does not exist in our society.”
This is really scary, if this is true this is on the same level as what happened in Germany in World War II when along with Jews, gays, lesbians and trans people were rounded up an put in concentrations camp and murdered. So far from reports coming out of Chechnya they haven’t started murdering gays.

Will our president speak up? Will the rest of the world remain silent? Of the mainstream media so far only the New York Times has covered the story.

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