Chechnya’s president: I will eliminate the gay community by the start of Ramadan · PinkNews

Most of the Muslims I know would list this among the World’s Shittiest Ways to Observe Ramadan.

The president of Chechnya has issued a chilling warning to gay men in the region.

Britain’s deputy foreign secretary revealed the terrifying threat from the Chechen leader while taking an urgent question on the situation in parliament.

Gay men have spoken of horrific beatings and torture in ‘concentration camp’ style prisons.

Sir Alan Duncan, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, told parliament: “Human rights groups report that these anti-gay campaigns and killings are orchestrated by the head of the Chechen republic, Ramzan Kadyrov.

“He has carried out other violent campaigns in the past, and this time he is directing his efforts at the LGBT community.

The minister added: “Such comments, attitudes and actions are absolutely beyond contemptible.”

PinkNews has spoken to the Foreign Office, who verified that President Kadyrov had made the threat in local Russian language media, seen by the UK government.

Source: Chechnya’s president: I will eliminate the gay community by the start of Ramadan · PinkNews

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2 thoughts on “Chechnya’s president: I will eliminate the gay community by the start of Ramadan · PinkNews

  1. That’s strong language for our foreign secretary’s deputy and I’m sure Boris Johnson (the secretary) is right behind him. An urgent question to parliament usually relates to the use of UN resources to stage a human rights intervention. Let’s hope that happens sooner rather than later

  2. Thanks for offering that point of information. I do admit that parliamentary procedures are a bit of a mystery to me — although I do like all the shouting that goes on in the House of Commons. Our US representative to the UN spoke about this as well — which was nice, especially considering how contentious US politics are these days.

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