The victim of an anti-gay Russian neo-Nazi group who was tortured for supposedly being gay reportedly has died. The group, “Occupy Pedofilyaj,” which reportedly lures gay men and teens via social media and same-sex hookup ads, and then tortures them to “cure” them of homosexuality came into headlines last week when an image of the victim they tortured, and who is now reportedly dead, went viral.
“According to the human right activist, Dr. Valentin Degtyarev, MD, who closely monitors infamous Neo Nazi group ‘Occupy Pedofilyaj,’ the Uzbek victim shown on this photo tragically died as a result of numerous tortures,” the LGBT rights group Spectrum Human Rights Alliance reports. “No arrests have been made and no charges were pressed.”
In the official correspondence from the local District Attorney office and Governor’s office it was explained that Russian authorities do not see any wrongdoings in the video clips or photographs posted by Neo Nazi group “Occupy Pedofilyaj.” Actually, the authorities referred to this group as one of the “civil movements fighting the sins of the society.”
A Google translation of Degtyarev’s website, which announced the victim’s death states:
…they beat [the victim with] the bat a few hours, cut with a knife and stained with paint, tore his anus and filled his mount back the foam core is said by the bandits, apparently died after torture. He probably screamed and called for help, but since he did not know the Russian language is really no it did not help. A housemates apparently helped gangsters torturing him completely.
The victim’s name and age were not disclosed, nor was it known if in fact he was gay.
Vladimir Putin has been waging a war against Russia’s LGBT community, which includes making illegal anything that might be seen as gay-supportive. It is now illegal in Russia to tell children gay people exist.
“We do not like homosexuals,” the leader of one local gathering explained, according to a HuffPost translation. “If it was up to me, I’d kill them but the government doesn’t allow that.”
“I think practically all gay men — pedophiles,” he later explained. “Once you’ve crossed over once, you can cross over again. Today he likes boys, and then it’ll be children. They’re not suitable for life in society.”
Last week The New Civil Rights Movement posted a video with English subtitles of members of the Occupy Pedofilyaj group “curing” a young teen, which ends which them pouring urine over him.
Image via Valentin Degtyarev
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