Russia - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (19.07.17)


Q - What’s your response to the most recent statements by the Chechen president on the homosexual community?

A - We call on the authorities of the Russian Federation to condemn the comments made by the Chechen president.

President Macron reaffirmed to President Putin in Versailles on May 29 that he was paying close attention to the situation of LGBTI persons in Chechnya. We reiterate our demand that full light be shed on the allegations of arrests, illegal detentions, torture and murder of people in Chechnya based on their sexual orientation.