The United States has declined visas to gay Chechens escaping a flood of kidnappings, torture, and disappearances in the Russian district, according to Russia LGBT Network.
A group of around 40 Chechens are currently secluded from everything in different parts of Russia. They are experiencing issues securing visas that would enable them to escape the nation.
Since the independent Russian daily paper Novaya Gazeta first revealed the abuse of many gay Chechens in April, only two have figured out how to secure visas. Despite the European Union and the United States expressing concern about the allegations, Zakharova said. A number of gay Chechens have fled without visas. This was because they trusted the threat of remaining in Russia was too great.
A US State Department representative said that the office couldn’t comment on the visa denials.
“As visa records are confidential under U.S. law, we can’t talk about individual cases.”
Left with no real way to get out, the gay men keep on fearing for their lives in Russia.
Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic is blamed for having his critics hunted down both in different parts of Russia and outside Russia’s outskirts.
Kadyrov has denied such a crackdown could have occurred in light of the fact that Chechnya “does not have this non-conventional sexual orientation”.
Several of the journalists involved in the story left Russia in fear for their security. A Kadyrov adviser called them “enemies of our faith and of our nation”.
Zakharova said that “arrangements have been troublesome”. She would not name the nations the association was all the while attempting to secure visas from on the grounds that this could put any Chechens whose applications, at last, prevailing in risk.
The US State Department calls on Russian authorities to investigate in light of the allegations.
The US minister to the UN Nikki Haley stated,
” If true, this violation of human rights cannot be ignored.”
Under mounting international pressure, Vladimir Putin agreed to back an investigation. Nothing came from the investigation as Russian authorities told Israel’s Haaretz daily paper.
“There are no victims of persecution, threats or violence