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Protests against Gay Concentration Camps in Chechnya.

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Hundreds of activists gather outside the Russian Embassy in central London in protest against the treatment of homosexuals in Chechnya.

Gay men are being held in “camps” in the Chechen Republic where they are subjected to torture and beatings, human rights campaigners have claimed.

The claims follow reports last week that 100 gay men had been rounded up and imprisoned in Chechnya, with at least three people allegedly murdered. The allegations were made by a Russian newspaper and human rights campaigners. “In Chechnya, the command was given for a ‘prophylactic sweep’ and it went as far as real murders,” independent newspaper Novaya Gazetaclaimed.

At the time, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s spokesperson denied the claims on the grounds that no one in Chechnya is homosexual. “You cannot arrest or repress people who just don’t exist in the republic,” spokesman Alvi Karimov told Interfax.



Close the gay concentration camps.

Chechnya has opened the world’s first concentration camps for gay people and they’re as horrific as they sound. Men are being electrocuted, tortured until they reveal other names of gay people, and beaten so badly that some have died.

This is the first time we’ve seen camps like this since the Nazis. It’s both terribly upsetting and infuriating all at once, but we have a plan to stop it.

Avaaz will work with activists on the ground to help rescue the prisoners and set up a safe house, but first we need to show there’s a massive global outcry to end the crackdown. Join the urgent campaign and tell everyone – let’s get to one million.

Londoners protest against gay ‘concentration camps’, anti-LGBTQ violence in Chechnya

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Russian embassy in London on Wednesday to protest after reports from human rights groups that up to 100 gay men are being held and tortured in “camps” in Russia’s southern region of Chechnya.

Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported at least three of the men detained had been killed in secret prisons that were branded “concentration camps.”

More hereHundreds protest against ‘gay concentration camps’ in Chechnya outside London’s Russian Embassy.

 Amongst international protests this one will take place today:
Appel au rassemblement le jeudi 13 avril à 19h00 – Place de Colombie, Paris 16e

Depuis début avril, les informations se multiplient concernant des homosexuels (réels ou supposés) en Tchétchénie : ils auraient été victimes d’arrestations, de détentions arbitraires, de torture et, pour certains, d’assassinats.

Amnesty International, l’Inter-LGBT, Russie-Libertés et SOS homophobie unissent leurs voix et lancent un appel commun au respect des droits humains en Tchétchénie.


Written by Andrew Coates

April 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Diversity Dilemma No 200,001: Can Religious Football Teams Play Gays?

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Is this Boot Gay?

Who Can Believers Play Footie with?

Libération: Here.

Dimanche, les joueurs du Paris Foot Gay ont été contraints de laisser crampons et maillots dans le sac. L’équipe adverse, le Créteil Bébel, qu’ils devaient rencontrer pour un match de Coupe Foot Loisir a refusé la veille de disputer la partie pour une raison de «principes». Des «principes» exprimés via un simple mail.

Sunday, the players for Paris Foot Gay, had to leave their boots and tops (whatever the football words are in English), in their bags. Their opposing team, Créteil Bébel, which they should have met for a Foot Loisir Cup match, had refused the evening before, to come to the game, because of their ‘principles’. Principles explained via a simple E-Mail.  

«Désolé, mais par rapport au nom de votre équipe et conformément aux principes de notre équipe, qui est une équipe de musulmans pratiquants, nous ne pouvons jouer contre vous, nos convictions sont de loin plus importantes qu’un simple match de foot, encore une fois excusez-nous de vous avoir prévenus si tard».

Sorry, but in view of the name of your team, in light of our principles  – we are practising Muslims – we cannot play against you. Our convictions are more important than a simple game of football. Again, please excuse us for having let you know so late.

The Gay team are calling for action. What should it be?

Written by Andrew Coates

October 7, 2009 at 11:34 am

Posted in Gay Rights, Islam, Islamism, Secularism

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