Support the #justice4Chechnya campaign

Perhaps one of the greatest assaults against the LGBT+ community and one which is being largely ignored across the world is the purge of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. Gay and bisexual men are being detained, tortured and murdered as we speak yet the world idly sits by allowing this to happen. It is... View Article

Perhaps one of the greatest assaults against the LGBT+ community and one which is being largely ignored across the world is the purge of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya.

Gay and bisexual men are being detained, tortured and murdered as we speak yet the world idly sits by allowing this to happen.

It is thought what is currently happening in Chechnya is the biggest attack on the LGBT community in Europe since the holocaust.

The Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies the purge is happening on the basis he believes there are no gay people in Chechnya and later said that if they were then they should be removed “to cleanse our blood”. Very chilling and something which can not be ignored.

Throughout LGBT history month in Bradford, we will be raising awareness of what is happening in Chechnya and will be writing once again to the Foreign Office to encourage the Russian authorities to carry out an independent investigation into what is happening in the region.

We will also be asking the foreign office to look favourably on those seeking refuge from Chechnya into this country.

What you can do to help

Sign the petition

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/stop-abducting-and-killing-gay-men-chechnya

Use Social Media

Tweet to Prosecutor General at @Genproc and the Investigatory Committee of Russia at @sledcom_rf demanding to start an investigation into mass torture and murder of LGBT people in the Chechen Republic.

Also use the hash tag #justice4checnya

Put pressure on the Russian Embassy

Email the Russian embassy in your country with a personal appeal to start an investigation.

http://www.russianembassy.net/

Offer your help to LGBT movements in Russia

Reach out to the Russian LGBT Network (https://lgbtnet.org/en) via their hotline email address to see if there is any help needed: kavkaz@lgbtnet.org.

Contact your local MP and ask them to raise the issue in Parliament

https://www.writetothem.com/