For the fifth year in a row, Major General Tatyana Moskalkova, Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, has presented a final report, which does not contain any place to mention the problems of the LGBT community.
65-year-old Tatiana Moskalkova in early April presented to President Vladimir Putin another report on the situation in the field of human rights. The 500-page document does not contain a single mention of the specific concerns of the LGBT community. The word with the root “sex” is used twice, the word “gender” is used once.
As in previous years, the problems of the transgender community have been completely ignored. There is not a single mention of the violation of the rights of HIV-positive people.
On April 22, with applause, deputies of the State Duma re-elected Tatyana Moskalkova to the post of Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation for a new term. Only two deputies voted against, one abstained.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation is asked to check the official Instagram account of Dolce & Gabbana for violations of the Code of Administrative Offenses “Propagation of non-traditional sexual values among minors.” As Izvestia found out, such a request to law enforcement agencies was sent by the State Duma deputy from United Russia Anatoly Vyborny. According to him in the document, there are publications on the social network that show unconventional relationships between men and women that violate the constitutional values of Russians.
“The propaganda of homosexuality has now become widespread. This is a real attack on our way of life, values and culture. The word “aggression” is even more appropriate. See how actively this process has gone lately? In Hollywood films, more and more stories are directly or indirectly devoted to the topic of homosexuality. There are serials in which the main actors practice non-traditional relationships, and all the characters who express doubt are presented as stupid, ridiculous and always losing, “Anatoly Vyborny explained his position to Izvestia.
According to him, social networks, the film industry, and global brands are involved in this aggression.
He stressed that blocking such content is a retaliatory measure against LGBT aggression. This is not the first appeal of a deputy to law enforcement agencies regarding non-traditional propaganda of family values among teenagers. In March of this year, he succeeded in blocking similar information on the VKontakte social network.
In the State Duma, during the parliamentary hearings on demography problems, it was proposed to toughen the responsibility for the so-called “propaganda of non-traditional relations.” A prominent representative of the ruling party, Deputy Milonov, said yesterday what awaits LGBT activists. According to him, it is necessary to create concentration camps for them, sending them to forced labor in uranium mines.
“… For them, special camps should be made, mixed with uranium mines, for LGBT propagandists there should be hard labor,” said the 47-year-old United Russia party, quoted by the NSN.
“From my point of view, the time has come to tighten a number of articles. This is due to the implementation of propaganda on the Internet. If we are talking about working LGBT organizations that are not particularly hiding and are engaged in direct propaganda of this rubbish among our children. Klimova (Elena Klimova, creator of the project “Children 404”, left LGBT activism in 2020) and her comrades-in-arms, I would imprison them for life. They climb on social networks to our children with this idiocy, as it happens in the group “Children 404”. Administrative punishment for such activities is too softly. This should be dealt with by the SK … “- reasoned Milonov.
“I believe,” continued United Russia, “that those who are doing this should be in prison, like rapists and maniacs. Regular administration of these groups is no longer an administrative violation. These people should not be attributed to our drunks and those who crosses the road at a red light. In terms of severity, this can not be compared … “- insists Milonov.
Earlier it was reported: the United Russia party highly appreciated the activities of the notorious homon-hater Milonov. He is included in the list of “promising single-mandate candidates”. In February, Milonov proposed “to assign homosexual status” and to put the appropriate stamp in the civil passport. The holders of the stamp will be deprived of a number of constitutional rights. In particular, freedom of movement and education.
Het Vaticaan zei maandag dat de katholieke kerk geen unies van hetzelfde geslacht zal zegenen.
“In sommige kerkelijke kringen circuleren projecten en voorstellen om koppels van hetzelfde geslacht te zegenen”, zegt een document uitgegeven door de Congregatie voor de Geloofsleer. “Het antwoord op de vraag” Heeft de kerk het gezag om hen te zegenen? is “negatief”.
De Heilige Stoel legde zijn beslissing uit in een lange brief en noemde homoseksualiteit een ‘keuze’ en ‘zonde’, en stelde dat het ‘niet kan worden herkend als een objectief doel’ in overeenstemming met Gods voornemen.
“De zegen van homoseksuele vakbonden kan niet als legitiem worden beschouwd”, zei de belangrijkste leerstellige afdeling van het Vaticaan in een schriftelijke verklaring.
Tegelijkertijd voegen ze aan de congregaties toe dat de zegen van bepaalde vertegenwoordigers van de LGBT-gemeenschap niet is uitgesloten.
‘De Kerk van de Heer zal niet stoppen met het zegenen van haar kinderen, maar ze kan de zonde niet zegenen. Ze kan een zondaar zegenen en hem erkennen als een deel van haar universum’, legt het document uit.
Paus Franciscus, die vaak werd geprezen om zijn tolerante toon tegenover vertegenwoordigers van de LGBT-gemeenschap in de kerk en daarbuiten, keurde deze boodschap goed, merkt CNN op.
Afgelopen herfst veroorzaakten berichten dat de leider van de katholieke kerk naar verluidt opriep tot de goedkeuring van een “wet op burgerlijke vakbonden” een brede weerklank. Maar later stuurde het Vaticaanse Staatssecretariaat een “verklarende nota” – het zei dat de woorden van paus Franciscus, die werden gezien als een goedkeuring van het homohuwelijk, “uit hun verband werden gehaald”.
The European Union has come out in support of Novaya Gazeta, which is subjected to “intimidation by the Chechen authorities,” and also demanded an investigation into the cases of extrajudicial executions in the republic described by journalists. This is stated in the statement of the EU foreign policy service.
After the publication in Novaya Gazeta of an article by Yelena Milashina revealing extrajudicial executions in Chechnya, the journalist and the publication became targets of unacceptable verbal attacks, an ongoing smear campaign and intimidation by the Chechen authorities. The European Union expects the Russian authorities to stop these attacks and to investigate the information contained in the article.
Milashina’s article complements an already significant body of credible media and international human rights reports detailing ongoing human rights violations in Chechnya. All cases of extrajudicial executions, torture and other serious human rights violations committed in recent years must be investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice.
EU officials called on Russia to uphold its human rights obligations and provide protection for media workers. “Journalists should be able to work in a safe environment without fear of reprisals,” the statement said.
On March 15, Novaya Gazeta published the story of Suleiman Gezmakhmaev, a native of Chechnya, who had previously served in the Akhmat Kadyrov patrol and guard regiment. He told how in 2017 he participated in the detention and interrogation of people who were later tortured and killed.
On March 18, soldiers of the Akhmat Kadyrov regiment asked Vladimir Putin to “stop the insults” against them by Novaya Gazeta. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov responded by saying that Putin had been addressed “to the wrong address.” He offered the Chechen security officials to settle their differences with the newspaper in court. At the same time, Peskov noted that “the safety of journalists must be absolutely indisputable.”
Later, Ramzan Kadyrov expressed bewilderment in connection with Peskov’s statement. According to the head of Chechnya, he believed that “people can turn to the president with a request to understand the issues that concern them.” Kadyrov also said that the employees of Novaya Gazeta “are agents of well-known Western services who have gotten away from impunity, and not journalists.”