Russia: THE FREEDOM TO KILL

Authorities Turn Blind Eye to Crimes Against LGBT People-FEBRUARY 4, 2014 human-rightsThis just totally totally sickens me, how we are just sitting back and letting this continue!!! as a member of humanity, I’m discussed.
(Moscow) – The Russian authorities need to address a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and activists. The authorities’ failure to act and some officials’ homophobic comments expose LGBT people to further harassment and violence and embolden the attackers, Human Rights Watch research found. As the host to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which begin on February 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia should actAn anti-gay protester clashes with a gay rights activist during a Gay Pride event in St. Petersbur in accordance with the principle of nondiscrimination, a core provision of the Olympic Charter. As a member of the Council of Europe, and party to multiple human rights treaties, it should meet its obligations to provide equal respect and protection for LGBT people. “The Russian authorities have the power to protect the rights of LGBT people, but instead they are ignoring their responsibility to do so,” said Tanya Cooper, Russia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “By turning a blind eye to hateful homophobic rhetoric and violence, Russian authorities are sending a dangerous message as the world is about to arrive on its doorstep for the Olympics that there is nothing wrong with attacks on gay people.” The following video contains disturbing images of attacks on LGBT people.

LGBT people face stigma, harassment, and violence in their everyday lives in Russia, and LGBT victims of violence and groups told Human Rights Watch that these problems intensified in 2013. Victims in cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Novosibirsk told Human Rights Watch they were attacked in public places, abducted, beaten, harassed, threatened, and psychologically abused. They told Human Rights Watch that they were afraid to go to the police to report violence, fearing further harassment and believing the police would not bother to pursue their attackers. When victims did lodge complaints with the police, few investigations followed.
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2 thoughts on “Russia: THE FREEDOM TO KILL

  1. I just…I don’t even comprehend this hatred. It is so alien, such a strange way of thinking, to literally despise another being so much that you’d *kill* them for a single difference. And what a difference! The fact that this is hatred of Love itself, or even of the glorious gifts of Sex, Pleasure, and Intimacy…given to us by the Goddess and her Consort in Their compassion for us…simply pains me. How someone can hate the consensual Love that two lovers have made together is truly a sickening and blasphemous way to live.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. That was rather appalling to know that a country like Russia isn’t doing anything to stop such violence. I may have my own quirks about homosexuals due to unpleasant events done to myself from such individuals, but I do believe regardless of anything meaningless violence is something that shouldn’t be tolerated. Again thanks for sharing and keep up the good posts.

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