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.
In early November 2017, Basmanny Court of Moscow has satisfied the motion brought by the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) and remanded Aleksander Shukyurov, Director of the Capital Renovation Directorate State Budgetary Institution of Moscow, in custody. The head of the institution subordinate to the Department of Capital Renovation of the City of Moscow that had acted as the client in tenders worth dozens of billions of rubles is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.