Five Chechen gay received a humanitarian visa to Belgium

Earlier media wrote about the persecution of sexual minorities in the Russian Republic

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The Belgian authorities through the Embassy in Moscow has issued humanitarian visas to five men, who fled from Chechnya because of his homosexual orientation. It is reported by Belgian newspaper De Morgen.

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According to media reports, have received visas to the representatives of sexual minorities have already arrived in the Kingdom. “Thus, Belgium became one of the first countries that have done something specific on this issue,” – commented the decision of the Secretary of state for asylum and migration Theo Franken.

The issuance of visas, the official said, was organized in collaboration with the Minister of foreign Affairs Didier Reynders through the Embassy of Belgium in Moscow, writes “Interfax” with reference to the newspaper De Morgen.

Recall that in April 2017, “Novaya Gazeta” published an investigation about illegal detentions, torture and murder of residents of Chechnya, suspected sexual orientation.

The article claimed that in the Republic there are special secret prisons where torture of members of the LGBT community. According to the newspaper, one of them is located in the town of Argun, where gays were beaten and tortured with electric current.

While the Chechen authorities not only rejected the allegations of harassment of sexual minorities but deny the fact of their existence on the territory of the Republic.

“This is nonsense, we have no such people. We do not have gays… If you get to Canada. Praise be to Allah, away from us, that they were not… to purify their blood if there are such, let him take,” – said Ramzan Kadyrov in interview to the American journalists.

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