Genocide against minorities is unacceptable!
Statement by the Yabloko party, 02.04.2017
There are different reports that in response to the intention of LGBT activists from the central part of Russia to hold public actions in the North Caucasus a violent wave of reprisals against these minorities spread through the Chechen Republic so that a large number of LGBT representatives were murdered.
A murder is a gravest crime, which is severely punished by the Criminal Code of Russia, but a murder of a minority group is nothing else but a genocide regardless of the number of victims and has a character of a crime against humanity, which is imprescriptible.
The Investigative Committee of Russia must immediately investigate all the facts of these murders if there is the least possibility of a sudden death of a person regardless of whether the victim’s relatives report about it or not. All those found responsible must serve a punishment strictly in accordance with the Law.
Potential victims must be granted with asylum in a safe place. We address all the foreign countries with a request to definitely grant asylum to people whose lives are in danger in the situation when a genocide is actually possible.
Emilia Slabunova, Yabloko Chair
Galina Mikhaleva, Chair of Yabloko’s Gender faction
Posted: April 2nd, 2017 under Human Rights.