Human Rights Watch Releases Disturbing Video Of LGBT Russians Beaten By Anti-Gay Vigilantes

Human Rights Watch Releases Disturbing Video Of LGBT Russians Beaten By Anti-Gay Vigilantes

by Will Kohler

WARNING

Human Rights Watch has released a disturbing video detailing many of the violent criminal exploits of Russian citizens and anti-gay vigilante groups who’s hate has become empowered by Russia’s recent passage of anti-gay laws.

As the host to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which begin on February 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia should act in accordance with the principle of nondiscrimination, a core provision of the Olympic Charter. As a member of the Council of Europe, and party to multiple human rights treaties, it should meet its obligations to provide equal respect and protection for LGBT people.

“The Russian authorities have the power to protect the rights of LGBT people, but instead they are ignoring their responsibility to do so,” said Tanya Cooper, Russia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “By turning a blind eye to hateful homophobic rhetoric and violence, Russian authorities are sending a dangerous message as the world is about to arrive on its doorstep for the Olympics that there is nothing wrong with attacks on gay people.”

Absolutely horrible.

WARNING:  The video below contains graphic images and may be upsetting.  It should also be seen by every American Olympic athlete who is going to Sochi thinking that their medals and competing in the Olympics is more important than human lives.

 

Will Kohler

3 thoughts on “Human Rights Watch Releases Disturbing Video Of LGBT Russians Beaten By Anti-Gay Vigilantes

    • Well, this was videoed but think about all those “incidents” that are not videoed and not reaching the news and media!
      Abusing and beating up LGBTs in Russia is a day2day happening, and still the bigots in among others America say things are OK in Russia and even that the anti-propaganda law should be implemented in western countries!

      As long as athletes are more interested in closing themselves into ghettos of heavily guarded and secure locations normal people are beaten, tortured and murdered!
      And yes., athletes who focus solely on their sport are not normal in my opinion, they forget to be living in a community that is more then just their sport!

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