Wednesday, 7 August 2013

How Russia Deals With Gays: Kidnapped, Tortured Teen Dies

LGBT young people are being left traumatized, with some reportedly committing suicide, after they are captured by neo-Nazis and humiliated in front of video cameras.

How Russia Deals With Gays: Kidnapped, Tortured Teen Dies
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A gay teen who was kidnapped, humiliated and tortured in Russia has reportedly died. The boy, not named, was a victim of the infamous fascist leader Maxim Matsinkevich, known as the 'Cleaver'.
It is unknown whether the boy died from his injuries or committed suicide.
One picture shows the humiliated young teen in his underwear appearing to hold a sex toy as his captors grin for the camera. He is also covered in paint as a baseball bat looms in the background.
No arrests have been made and no charges were pressed.
It has been revealed that Matsinkevich's group was using the Russian version of Facebook, V Kontakte, to lure unsuspecting victims through personal ads.
Once a teen shows up for a 'date', they are captured and bullied and often tortured while being recorded on video.
Video recordings of bulling and torture are freely distributed on the internet in order to out LGBT teens to their respective schools, parents and friends. Many of these shocking videos are uploaded to YouTube in order to further humiliate their victims.
In one such video, a gay teen with disabilities is interrogated, choked, and beaten.
Many victims were driven to suicides, the rest deeply traumatised.
The group claims they are simply trying to identify and report pedophiles.
When approached by authorities, V Kontakte shut down several of the groups and profiles but did not stop them from starting new ones the following day.
The disturbing stories come as President Vladimir Putin signed the 'non-traditional relationships propaganda' bill into law last month, effectively stopping any person from speaking out for gay rights in Russia.