Recently, a Chechen gay has confirmed about his misfortune as a gay in Chechnya, Russia. He was kidnapped and mistreated by the local police since he was being a gay. Actually, the rumor about any gay torturing happen in Chechnya had been exposed since 6 months ago. Last May, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, had already confirmed to improve law enforcement in case to supports human right of the resident in Chechnya, since it is related to the abusive case.
After that occasion, there is nothing really proven that the abusive treat has been done in Chechnya. Even some activists only said it is a rumor that has been a deceive story coming from no one. But, after the appearance of Maxim Lapunov few days ago on one of new media, the story seems to be clearer. It can be stated that the abusive treat was not only a hoax.
Maxim Lapunov as reported by http://www.speedbet88.net is a Chechen gay who has become a resident in Chechnya for two years. He is a 30 year Siberian that became a victim of torturing by the police. He made a revelation about the kidnapping which made him traumatic. Once he was caught up by two unknown men and brought to a car. They always ask him the question and yell to make him says that he is a gay. Moreover, the men asked him to tell another name who is also a gay so that they can clear up all gay residents in Chechnya.
That’s the story which had been shared by Lapunov few days ago. On the other hand, the men who have been expected as police always torture him with physical abuse. He was beaten on the back, ribs, and other parts of his body until he gave the information about other gay residents. As a victim, Lapunov had already been tortured also by some electric jolt even after he loses his energy. Lapunov was always being told that he would be killed soon after the torturing. During 12 days of kidnapping, he got himself in the soaked blood cell.
Lapunov becomes the first victim who speaks about this tragedy to the public. Previously, about 27 men were reported being fled to southern Russia to get the safe place. It is done by the LGBT network in Russia which really cares about the abusive case which occurs to LGBT. Seeing the fact that this revelation has shocked many residents, there should be more investigation to conduct by government. Moreover, through Lapunov report, it is hard for him to give this revelation to the media.
Especially, if his relatives know about him, it might be a big problem. So, there should be any action to do to protect the gay. Whoever you are, since all of them are residents, there should be the same rights to hold and protect. It is much important because Lapunov said; we would not know who will be the next tortured victim. It is seen from his report that the men still look for any gay to be removed.