Moskalkova found relatives of gays pursued in Chechnya
The ombudsman established the accommodation of the family of those who, according to data of journalists, suffered persecution.
Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova told that she managed to find relatives of homosexuals who, according to information of Novaya Gazeta, suffered persecution and prosecution.
According to Moskalkova, she communicates with relatives through a video conferencing to receive details of circumstances.
The ombudsman added that the police provided only the information on surnames and initials of citizens, at the moment accommodation of several relatives was already established, besides, some circumstances become known. However, Moskalkova did not specify other details.
To recall, according to materials of Novaya Gazeta regular detentions, tortures and murders of gays were carried out in Chechnya. The newspaper transferred the first list in which 24 persons are mentioned to the investigator of the Investigative Committee of Russia on April 20, the second where 27 people are mentioned, published on June 9.
In May Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Tatyana Moskalkova to handle the situation. In turn head of the republic Ramzan Kadyrov who said that there were no gays in Chechnya just promised to assist the Commissioner for Human Rights in the investigation of the situation.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).