Two residents of Chechnya, who, according to them, was persecuted because of sexual orientation, arrived in Lithuania. On Wednesday, may 17, reports "Interfax".
The Minister of foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius confirmed that these people granted the visa. Other details such as type of visa, he said. The Minister also did not specify whether they provided shelter.
Linkevicius stressed that the decision was consistent with other States. "We have consistently raised these issues in the framework of EU and parliamentary structures of the Council of Europe regarding the possibility to help and, if necessary, to provide shelter. We coordinate our actions with the allies, because it involved other countries", — he told.
16 may it became known that three French LGBT organization filed the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov in the international criminal court in connection with the prosecution in the Republic of gay.
1 April, "Novaya Gazeta" published an article about mass arrests and killings of inhabitants of the Chechen Republic from-for suspicions in sexual orientation. After a few days was presented to the anonymous testimony of detainees, who spoke about the torture in prisons. Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova said, they are willing to do based on this information, final conclusions, and questioned their credibility.3.*
Prosecutors and other law enforcement bodies of Chechnya started check on the facts stated in the article.
Kadyrov later denied the information about the persecution of gays in the country. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin can't see reason not to trust these words.
In early may, foreign Ministers of Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden addressed to the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov with the request to investigate reports of repression against homosexuals in Chechnya.
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