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Jim Burroway

July 26th, 2013

This story from from Pink News illustrates what LGBT people in Russia are up against:

A Neo-Nazi Russian group has taken to social media to publicise images and videos of gay teenagers lured in on the promise of a date, before torturing them and forcing them to come out to friends and family on video. Gay victims aged 12-16 are reportedly lured in by the group Occupy-Pedofilyay, led by Maxim Martsinkevich, known under the nickname “Cleaver”. Videos are then circulated of the victims being made to come out as gay, with a view to parents, schools, or friends finding out about their sexuality.

An uncensored image of one of the victims holding a sex toy, covered in red paint, and being held down, appeared on the Spectrum Human Rights Alliance blog. The accompanying report also included a video of the torture of one victim who was sprayed with urine in public, however YouTube has now removed the video.

…The group was established with the intention of revealing the identities of paedophiles, but after turning to adult gay men, it has now begun targeting young teenagers. The Spectrum report says that no police action has been taken against the incidents, despite numerous victims, and that over 500 similar groups have been formed across Russia using the VK social networking site.

The Spectrum report is here, and the video is back online.

Short narrative in English: Age of consent in Russia is currently 16 years old. On video one can see allegedly a 15 year old teen lured by an organized Neo Nazi gang of self-proclaimed “pedophile fighters” who posted a fake personal ad from allegedly an older man (named “Uncle Dima”). This teen was forced to give out his full name, address, school name, parents names and etc. They laughed about his sexual preferences, bullied him, poured urine on him and kicked at the end. We would never know what occurred after the camera went out. Naturally, all his personal details were released to the general public and viewed by millions in Russia.

One teen committed suicide in May after having his sexuality was revealed online. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin insists that there is no anti-gay discrimination in his fiefdom, and Russian law makes it illegal for Russians or foreigners in Russia to denounce violence against LGBT people.

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StraightGrandmother
July 27th, 2013 | LINK

BOYCOTT RUSSIAN VODKA
#NyetRussianVodka

@Str8Grandmother

mike k sf
July 27th, 2013 | LINK

This horrific video of a courageous boy being attacked by a wolf pack of thugs in the “new” fascistic, theocratic state of Russia is appalling.
This acting out of hatred is a result of the fusion of right wing theologies and governments the world over. The leaders all cry out “No, nyet, that was not what we intended”, they remain silent, they stand by and watch and say, “but, I didn’t know.” Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Taliban, Orthodox Jews, Evangelical Christians, married to the self interested corrupt politicians and governments sow this hatred and reap this violence: Uganda, Jamaica, Russia, Belize the list goes on… Robert P. George,United States Commission on International Religious Freedom appointed by Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, Brian Brown, Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia, etc, etc, etc…all thugs.  

Maurice
July 27th, 2013 | LINK

It’s hard enough being different because you are gay. My heart goes out to the young people who have NO WHERE to turn. The World needs to step up somehow and stand in for these people.

Daki
July 28th, 2013 | LINK

There are more than 700 videos on his vk.com page. http://vk.com/videos119910902

Among them, I suspect there are more shocking videos like that on Youtube, but it’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. If someone understand Russian, can you check out some of the videos, especially those titled with “ОккупайПедофиляй” and “Оккупай-геронтофиляй”?

Odie
July 29th, 2013 | LINK

Isn’t assault illegal in Russia?

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