Why the government took such a position? On the one hand, the Commissioner for human rights seems to be interfered with, and seems to be even undertaken some checking and it seems the Investigative Committee needs to do something, but there is no even a preliminary result would indicate the desire of the authorities to investigate the situation and to put in place those who created it.
that likely effective investigation with a finding of guilt in this case is not made, in the same way as it is not produced in dozens, maybe hundreds of cases in which the European court found that there was a violation of the rights of victims to life (state authorities killed a man and had not conducted an effective investigation of this case). I think the European court made a decision already not one hundred such cases, but an effective investigation was not conducted and not conducted
two reasons why the Federal authorities prefer to turn a blind eye to what is happening now. We do not expect that will ever be faced with such on the territory of the Russian Federation. The first reason is the policy of the connivance of the Federal center in relation to Chechnya. In fact, this acquiescence on Chechnya formed a totalitarian political regime like North Korea, where the will of one man is the source of norms of conduct, that is he decides what should scarves be worn by a woman who today will arrest and torture today who will live and who will take a shot.
The second reason: as I said, for the Russian authorities there are no problems for LGBT people in the Russian Federation is not and can not be. And if they now recognize that in Chechnya there are mass killings and torture of gays, they both admit that they lied to all this time. Because such kind of things, refusals to initiate criminal cases occur in other regions.
they were confident that no one finds out, not to look gay, to stand up for them. I want to draw attention to another feature of this crime. When people take on suspicion of involvement in gangs, on suspicion of improper wearing of a veil or using drugs, these detainees, at least, can count on some help from relatives: they can stand up for them, carry them food. After all, it is an illegal prison, they were not fed.
I want to return to that law after the adoption of which in 2013 homophobic sentiment in society began to develop with incredible power, and, in the end, we see now Chechnya. When in the Code about administrative offences there was this article 6.21, which provides, inter alia, the responsibility for the dissemination of information that promotes unconventional sexual relationships, no one anywhere ever explained what is a traditional relationship, and that unconventional. A person is in an absolute legal vacuum, because today traditional can you name one thing and tomorrow another, and ultimately may suffer just two Schoolgirls who come back from school, holding hands.
No official definition in the legislation, but there are judicial decision, is the decision of the Supreme court, is the decision of the constitutional court, of which quite clearly implies that the phrase "non-traditional sexual relations" is, of course, understood it was a homosexual relationship. Well, and at the same time, transgender identity is also there..
After all, our judges in higher courts are not well versed in what sexual orientation is different from gender identity. Therefore, in principle, we can say that everything that is different from the model cisgenders of heterosexuality in understanding of the Russian authorities is sexual relations.
Not relevant here, the question itself is asking the government to explain what traditional sexual relations, and what is unconventional. It's not his role to decide, as citizens, to have sex better, how worse, with whom they live, with whom to build a family. In fact, it is a question not legal, but political.
The problems begin with the very ordinary, everyday communication with other people. For example, you walk down the street, and if you are a lesbian or gay, most likely, nobody will pay attention. And transgender people is immediately evident. Lesbians and gay men can live their whole lives and no one finds out about their orientation. For transgender people it is impossible in principle: when a person begins to change the body when a person begins to walk in the other clothing, it is evident, therefore, transgender people are often forced to move from place to place.
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