Immigrants from Chechnya Held the Action in Haag and Brussels

Lyosha Activism, Asylum / Убежище, Event, Immigrants, LGBTQ, Solidarity 2 Comments

Monday, April 23rd, Haag / Brussels

RUSA’ brave friends, the immigrants from Chechnya, had held the action in Haag, Netherlands and Brussels / Belgium. People were protesting in front of the Russian Consulate.

The day was picked not by accident as this was a birthday of the missing Chechen singer, Zelim Bakaev. The organizers of the event are friends of Zelim, who don’t lose a hope and believe that Zelim might be alive.

The action has also called Russia to open up the transparetn investigation on Zelim’s disappearance in August 2017.

RUSA  supports that group of the enthusiastic people who have organized a network for asylum seekers / immigrants from Chechnya, and Caucasus republics in Netherlands, Belgium, and France.

P.S. this Saturday, April 28th (12 pm, Columbus Circle), join the action, which is organized by Voices4 in partnership with RUSA LGBT, aimed TO STAGE A DEMONSTRATION TO DEMANDING ACTION AROUND THE QUEER PURGES IN CHECHNYA ONE YEAR AFTER NEWS OF THE VIOLENCE BROKE.

Check the Voices Instagram @Voices4_

Comments 2

  1. To my dear brothers & sisters in Chechnya and Russia, I stand with you in solidarity regarding these human rights abuses. I believe neither the Russian or Chechnyen Governments’ version of events regarding what has happened to Zelim – they are lying. I hope and pray for justice for Zelim,

    Your friend,

    Dean Elyjah

  2. I just hope that as many as can will be able to leave that state and immigrate to other Western nations where these gay individuals can live the life they wish. I am only very ashamed of the fact that dozens are not being admitted now into the USA. Our nation always used to have the welcome mat out for people of persecution and the LGBT community in Chechynia are oppressed with little opportunity to find relief even in the other regions of Russia. So many great Americans arrived in the USA during the anti-Jewish attacks in the 1890’s and again fleeing the land in 1970’s. It is just amazing to me that in 2018, governments must still seek to dictate who and how we love one another.

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