Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin is aware of the publication about the mass arrests of male sexual orientation in Chechnya, reports .
However, according to him, the Kremlin does not know whether this information is true. “Perhaps, after all, it is a question of law enforcement. This is not the Kremlin’s agenda,” Peskov said, and added that “the bodies of internal Affairs will check”.
This Peskov could not answer the question of how we should understand the words of the press Secretary of the head of Chechnya on that Republic there are no gays. “I am not a great expert in the field of gay and not qualified to answer your question,” — said Peskov.
That in recent weeks was arrested “hundreds of men” suspected of homosexuality, previously wrote “Novaya Gazeta”. According to the publication, at least three of the missing men were killed.
While the interior Ministry for Chechnya suggested that this publication could be “April fool’s joke”, and a spokesman for Kadyrov, Alvi Karimov, said that in Chechnya there are no representatives of sexual orientation. According to Karimov, “it is impossible to detain and harass someone simply not in the Republic.” The publication in “Novaya Gazeta”, it was “an attempt to blacken the Chechen Republic”. “I declare that this newspaper material — lies and misinformation.”
The head of the Council on human rights under the Russian President Mikhail Fedotov said that this information needs urgent and thorough investigation. “If this is true, this is monstrous. It is therefore necessary to take urgent measures in order to verify this information,” he said.