Date: 6 months ago   Category: Society

Russia 15 member countries of OSCE have urged to report on the rights of LGBT in Chechnya


Fifteen member countries of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have started the Vienna mechanism, having demanded from Russia to report on human rights violations, including representatives of LGBT community in Chechnya. The corresponding statement was published by the permanent representative of Canada to OSCE ambassador Natasha Keyer.

"Our countries are still deeply concerned by serious violations of human rights and abuses in Chechnya. Numerous authentic media reports and the organizations of civil society for the last 20 months show disturbing actions which are taken by the Chechen authorities against persons on the basis of alleged or actual sexual orientation or gender identity. Also human rights activists, lawyers, independent media, public organizations and others are exposed to these actions", - it is said in the statement.

the Document were signed by members of delegations of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. According to them, actions of the government of Kadyrov are included by prosecution, illegal arrests, tortures, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions.

According to the Vienna mechanism, member countries of OSCE have raised four questions in front of Russia: how the federal authorities controlled performance of obligations of OSCE in Chechnya how case of violations concerning LGBT was investigated and how the conclusion has been drawn on absence in the region of homosexual people? Also from Russia have wanted to learn about means for free documenting of human rights violations through media and about investigation of an execution of 27 detainees on suspicion of extremism and become the victims of an extrajudicial execution in Grozny in January, 2017.

According to regulations, Russia is obliged to give the answer within ten days. In case of refusal from among independent experts the extraordinary mission for identification of violations of obligations of OSCE will be created.

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