• Lithuania granted asylum to two gay men from Chechnya

  • These people have been persecuted because of sexual orientation.

    The Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius said that arrived in the country two residents of Chechnya who were exposed to there persecution due to sexual orientation.

    "I can confirm that we have issued visas to two who came from Chechnya, who have been persecuted because of sexual orientation," the Minister said to BNS Agency.

    Linkevičius did not comment in detail the arrival of these people, noting that Lithuania is one of the first countries in the EU, which took exposed to persecution of gays, and it coordinates these actions with the allies in the West.

    "We have consistently raised these issues in the framework of EU and parliamentary structures of the Council of Europe regarding the possibility to help and, if necessary, to provide shelter. We coordinate our actions with the allies, because it involved other countries", – said the Minister.

    Earlier, Novaya Gazeta published an article stating that in Chechnya detained about 100 people suspected of homosexuality. Press Secretary of the head of Chechnya, Alvi Karimov denied the information of the newspaper and stated that the Republic of men "only one orientation", as evidenced by the high birth rate.

    As reported by Корреспондент.net, earlier, Prime Minister of great Britain Theresa may promised to support gay rights in Chechnya. The British Embassy in Moscow has expressed concern at media reports about the mass persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya.

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