Moscow. 18 APR. INTERFAX – law enforcement agencies have not received complaints about the abduction of people in Chechnya, said the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova.
“I received answers to my inquiries from the General Prosecutor’s office of the investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of internal Affairs and the Prosecutor’s office. They reported that cases of missing people appeals to him on this occasion was not” – said Moskalkova reporters on Tuesday.
The Commissioner said that he appealed to “the New newspaper” to report the names of the victims, as the lack of these data complicates verification of information.
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.
Press Secretary of the head of Chechnya, Alvi Karimov denied this information, noting that “it is impossible to detain and harass someone simply not in the Republic.”
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not have reliable information about the alleged persecution in Chechnya gay men. “We don’t know how much this information is true. Of course, there are publications, and the bodies of internal Affairs will check,” – said Dmitry Peskov on Monday to journalists.
In turn, the Council on human rights under the head of Chechnya reported that analyzed information about the persecution of the LGBT community in the country and have not found them “even indirect evidence”. The Council claim that the author of the article was based on speculation and unreliable information, and the reasons for the writing “have nothing to do with the generally accepted standards of professional journalistic activity” and a provocation.