“We all need to stand up for the rights of LGBT people so that they can live without fear and in love in Chechnya, Cameroon or any other part of the world,” he said.
After that, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov in your Telegram channel invited Biden to visit the region.
“Biden made such an absurd statement, in response to which I can only invite him to our republic so that he can personally see that there are no roosters in the Chechen Republic and there is not even such a word. Instead, we have chicken husbands,” Kadyrov wrote.
Some Chechen officials are under EU sanctions for the persecution of LGBT people.
Novaya Gazeta wrote in December 2018 that during Hundreds of people were detained in two waves of persecution of gays in Chechnya… The peak of detentions was in February – March 2017. The victims were placed in secret prisons and subjected to beatings, torture and starvation. The “Russian LGBT Network” knows of at least three people killed during that period, spoke representative of the organization Igor Kochetkov in his video message.
The Chechen authorities deny the persecution of gays. “This is nonsense. We do not have such people. We do not have gays. If there are, take them to Canada. Praise be to Allah, away from us.” said Kadyrov in an interview with the American channel HBO, which was published in July 2017.