Russian LGBT Network:"At present, we receive a stable number of 4-5 appeals for help per day from Chechnya".(CaucasianKnot).
"35 homosexuals from Chechnya get help under programme of "Russian LGBT Network"
In Northern Caucasus, already 75 members of the LGBT community appealed for help to the "Russian LGBT Network". The assistance was provided to 35 of them, so far only to those people who lived in Chechnya. This was reported to the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent by the "Russian LGBT Network".
In total, while the hotline of the organization was active, it has got 75 requests. This was reported by Igor Kochetkov, the chairman of the "Russian LGBT Network".
According to the "Russian LGBT Network", in Europe, not only in Sweden and Finland, but also in other countries people raise money to help victims of persecution.
The dynamics of appeals filed by members of the gay community of Chechnya proves that the acute phase of pressure on people has not been passed yet, believe members of the "Russian LGBT Network". They also point out to the difficulties with arrangement of visa corridors.
"At present, we receive a stable number of 4-5 appeals per day, and the main problem is that we cannot so far reach agreements with countries of Western Europe, the United States, and Canada for permissions to enter those countries.
The difficulty is in the fact that if a person comes to an embassy of the above countries and they understand that he wants to stay in a country and he needs a refuge, then they do not issue a visa for him," explained the leader of the "Russian LGBT Network".
Igor Kochetkov has also added that the organization' hotline receives reports not only from Chechnya, but also from other North-Caucasian republics.
Source: CK correspondent