"The Russian Ambassador was invited to a meeting with first Deputy foreign Minister Annika Seder. Among other discussed the issue of homosexuals in Chechnya", — said the foreign Ministry.
The Russian Embassy confirmed the meeting and Tatarintseva Seder, but did not disclose the discussed topics.
About the persecution, torture and murder of homosexuals in Chechnya, wrote in early April, "Novaya Gazeta". According to her, the Republic detained more than a hundred men and at least three killed. Chechen authorities refute this information.
13 April, "Novaya Gazeta" published a statement about open threats edition. Beneath them meant the resolution adopted by the meeting of Chechen scholars in the Central mosque of Grozny on April 3 that contains the words: "Retribution will overtake the true instigators, wherever and whoever they were, no Statute of limitations".
To investigate the media reports called on the international organization Amnesty International and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe has requested the Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova. Concern about the situation of gay rights in Chechnya and expressed the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley.
20 April, the journalists of "Novaya" reported that on the eve of the secretaries office got two letters with an unknown substance in powder form. Examination showed that the powder was harmless.
18 April, the Investigative Committee began checking on the publications on the persecution of gays in Chechnya. On the same day Moskalkova said that the responses it received from law enforcement, not confirmed by data "the New newspaper" about the persecution of individuals based on sexual orientation in Chechnya. Later, speaking at a meeting of the Duma Committee on civil society, she suggested that media reports could be a provocation.
20 April, the Kremlin said that information about the persecution of gays in Chechnya, published previously in several resonant materials "Novaya Gazeta", is not confirmed.