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'No Evidence': Russian Officials Dismiss Claims Of Antigay Crackdown In Chechnya


'No Evidence': Russian Officials Dismiss Claims Of Antigay Crackdown In Chechnya
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Russian officials this year have shrugged off allegations of a purge targeting LGBT people in Chechnya, including those of Maksim Lapunov, the only gay man to publicly claim he was victimized in the crackdown. Russian Prosecutor-General’s Office official Valery Maksimenko in July claimed before a UN committee in Geneva that investigators found no evidence supporting Lapunov’s accusations, while Justice Minister Aleksandr Konovalov, speaking in May to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, said officials couldn’t find any gay people in Chechnya. (webtv.un.org)

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