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Peaceful people in Russia are being attacked and imprisoned at an alarming rate for being open about their sexual orientation


Spectrum Human Rights Alliance reports:

Infamous Russian ultra-nationalist and former skin head, Maxim Martsinkevich, known under the nickname “Cleaver” (or “Tesak” in Russian) spearheaded a country wide campaign against LGBT teens using a popular social network to lure unsuspected victims through personal ads.....


In reality, over 500 online groups have been created inside social network in order to organize illegal militant groups in every Russian city. ....


Their idea of fighting pedophiles targets exclusively male teenagers who respond to the same-sex personal ads and show up for a date.


Captured victims are bullied and often tortured while being recorded on video.


These self-proclaimed “crime fighters” perform their actions under the broad day light, often outside and clearly visible to general public that indifferently passes by or even commend them.


Video recordings of bullying and tortures are freely distributed on the Internet in order to out LGBT teens to their respective schools, parents and friends.


Many victims were driven to suicides, the rest are deeply traumatized.


So far Russian police took no action against these “movements” even though Russian criminal code was clearly violated and despite numerous complaints from parents, victims and LGBT activists.....


To make matters worse the police are actually allowing this torture&predation to continue, and are in fact instigating assaults.

Via Aulde de Barbuat