Moscow. 18 APR. INTERFAX – Statements about the inaction of law enforcement agencies and investigating the facts stated in the “Novaya Gazeta” about the situation of sexual minorities in Chechnya will be sent to the Investigation Committee by the end of the week, reported “Interfax” on Tuesday the press-Secretary of the publication Hope Trusenkova.
According to her, “Novaya Gazeta” has not yet received the answer to the corresponding statement addressed to the Prosecutor’s office.
“The first statements in the U.S. about the inaction of law enforcement agencies and the need for investigation of the facts stated in our paper, will be sent to the Investigative Committee by the end of the week,” he said.Trusenkova.
She noted that while it is not done for security reasons, people who have suffered persecution, and their relatives.
According to the spokesperson, the newspaper has the names of fallen members of the LGBT community and all affected. “Their names we will call the investigating authorities, when they will be in safety”, – said N. Trusenkova.
She confirmed that the Commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova contacted the journalist of “Novaya Gazeta” for information on the situation.
On the eve of the press service of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation has informed “Interfax” that the Chechnya Prosecutor’s office shall verify information from the publication “Novaya Gazeta” about the abductions allegedly took place in the Republic. “This information came to the Prosecutor’s office of the Chechen Republic, on this fact organized check,” – said the Prosecutor’s office.
Informed to “Novaya Gazeta” published a material that in Chechnya detained about 100 people suspected of homosexuality, and, in addition, killed at least three people.