Urge Putin regime to stop the new anti-gay purge in Chechnya
All Out, the Peter Tatchell Foundation and Queer Tours of London are co-hosting a vigil against the renewed torture and murder of Chechen LGBT+ people. It takes place this Sunday, Holocaust Memorial Day.
Sunday 27 January, 1-2pm
Russian consulate, Corner of Bayswater Road and Ossington Street, London W2 4LW
This protest is being held on Holocaust Memorial Day. It is a day of action by the LGBT+ community to say ‘NEVER AGAIN’. We are urging the Russian President Vladimir Putin to investigate and halt the persecution of LGBT+ people in Chechnya – and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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“A new wave of brutal state-sponsored attacks against LGBT+ people is taking place in Chechnya right now”, said Matt Beard, Executive Director of All Out. “Silence is complicity. World leaders must condemn these atrocities and ask Russian authorities to bring those responsible to justice.”
Peter Tatchell, Director of the human rights organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation, added:
“The heart-breaking reports of renewed state torture and murder of LGBT+ people are a damning indictment of the tyrannical Chechen regime and of the Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has refused to use his powers to stop the homophobic terror campaign and to bring perpetrators to justice. We deplore all human rights abuses in Chechnya – including detention without trial, torture and arbitrary killings. At this protest, we stand in solidarity with Chechen LGBTs and all persecuted Chechen people.”
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