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    Rights Group Releases Video of LGBT Attacks in Russia

    By CHRISTINE HAUSER




    Human Rights Watch video feature on attacks on LGBT people in Russia. The film contains obscenity and graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers.


    With just days left until the start on Friday of the Sochi Winter Olympics, Human Rights Watch released a video on Tuesday that highlights the disturbing violence and discrimination that gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people face in Russia.
    In a statement accompanying the footage, Human Rights Watch urged the Russian authorities to address the “deteriorating situation” of abuse against LGBT people and activists, saying that a failure to act has exposed them to further harassment and violence and has emboldened attackers.
    “By turning a blind eye to hateful homophobic rhetoric and violence, Russian authorities are sending a dangerous message as the world is about to arrive on its doorstep for the Olympics that there is nothing wrong with attacks on gay people,” said Tanya Cooper, Russia researcher at Human Rights Watch.

    The video is a feature compiled by the rights group to show the attacks that are organized on LGBT people in Russia. The attacks are posted online, mostly by vigilante groups, to humiliate their victims and as propaganda.
    The rights group’s statement on Tuesday said, in part:
    LGBT people face stigma, harassment and violence in their everyday lives in Russia, and LGBT victims of violence and groups told Human Rights Watch that these problems intensified in 2013. Victims in cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk told Human Rights Watch they were attacked in public places, abducted, beaten, harassed, threatened and psychologically abused. They told Human Rights Watch that they were afraid to go to the police to report violence, fearing further harassment and believing the police would not bother to pursue their attackers. When victims did lodge complaints with the police, few investigations followed.
    Stuart Elliott of The Times reported last month that activists have been trying to hijack promotions by sponsors of the Sochi Olympics in protest over LGBT discrimination in Russia, particularly a federal law that bans “homosexual propaganda.”
    Last Friday, 40 leading human rights and LGBT groups added their voices to a new protest in the form of a joint letter that urged corporate sponsors to take action to halt “the rising tide of discrimination, harassment and threats” against LGBT people.
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    Why do the alphabet people support socialism/communism over here when they can see what big government systems do to alphabet people in other countries like Russia and China?
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    I have serious reservations about the veracity of the video, its context and its producers....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
    I have serious reservations about the veracity of the video, its context and its producers....
    Yeah there was a lot open to interpretation there. The POS Elspeth will surely come and tell us the subtitles are being mistranslated, these are actually baptisms we are watching, or better yet that the whole thing is made up.

    The people in those videos are you and Elspeth with permission of society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    The POS Elspeth
    Easy there Nova, she doesn't call you names, I do. You could show her at least little respect, you don't help your cause any this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Easy there Nova, she doesn't call you names, I do. You could show her at least little respect, you don't help your cause any this way.
    Yes she does, she just cuts and pastes paragraphs to do it. She is unworthy of respect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Easy there Nova, she doesn't call you names, I do. You could show her at least little respect, you don't help your cause any this way.
    That presumes that I expected to change the mind of a dirtbag.
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    It's like the Knockout Game only with fascists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    That presumes that I expected to change the mind of a dirtbag.
    I agree with you on this issue, but please stop calling Elspeth names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    That presumes that I expected to change the mind of a dirtbag.
    Yup, you'll never change your mind. You're too damned busy playing the persecution card...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Yeah there was a lot open to interpretation there. The POS Elspeth will surely come and tell us the subtitles are being mistranslated, these are actually baptisms we are watching, or better yet that the whole thing is made up.

    The people in those videos are you and Elspeth with permission of society.
    Typical knee-jerk reaction there princess...


    Human Rights Watch doesn't have the best record when reporting "abuse". That, in and of itself, leads me to question the video/s.


    Context of the video/s is missing completely. That should raise red flags everywhere, the language barrier doesn't help matters....


    And finally Jagoff, you don't fucking know me, so take your pink-shirted Nazism and shove it!
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