WATCH: Russia’s Anti-Gay Vigilantes Exposed in Their Own Shocking Videos

Human rights activists release videos of abuse, many recorded by the abusers

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On the eve of the Olympics, human rights activists have swung a spotlight on Russia’s violently anti-gay vigilantes.

A video of assaults compiled by Human Rights Watch shows gay men set upon by gangs, humiliated, punched, kicked and forced to torture themselves on tape. Activists said the gangs, with names like “Occupy Pedophiles,” recorded the attacks and styled themselves as defenders of Russian children.

Human Rights Watch said the attacks coincided with a surge of anti-gay rhetoric from Russian leaders and media figures promoting an official ban on gay “propaganda.” As for the propaganda above, Human Rights Watch met with one of its victims, 28 years old, who said police had yet to carry out a meaningful investigation or identify any of the suspects on tape.

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CedrikThibert
CedrikThibert

I can see a lot of homophobics people who condone crimes against humanity, funny that your views comes from religious prejudices. You guys are doing the exact opposite of what religion is meant to be, tolerance. You are no different from KKK, Nazis, Appartheids, Rwanda, and any hate motivated groups that existed. Enjoy your sorry life.

NormanMurphy
NormanMurphy

The Nazi's did not recognize lesbians as criminals and were not particularly successful in identifying male homosexuals for punishment under Paragraph 175.While not subject to the "final solution" as were Jews, homosexuals wore a pink inverted triangle and homosexual Jews wore a pink triangle over their Star of David.At Auschwitz, with four crematoria, homosexuals along with gypsies, Slavic peoples, political prisoners, and other “undesireables” were exclusively placed in crematoria No. 4–Juden Verboten.Homosexuals, considered beneath other non-Jewish concentration camp inmates, faced conspicuously vicious punishment, and died at a disproportionate rate.


rondonaghe1
rondonaghe1

I've been watching the development of such groups as occupy pedophilia for months, as well as watching many of the vids alluded to here. I've also read where the Russian Jews strongly object to comparing the treatment of LGBTs to the Jews of Nazi Germany. But one of the commentators here did just that. If Russia will not repeal their anti-gay (propaganda)) law, they will continue to march in lock step with the Nazis of yesteryear and continue to become more fascist. These anti-gay thugs are the twenty-first century brownshirts. As we move up to the Winter Olympics, I increasingly hope that the games sponsored in Russia taint that country for a long time. It's similar to having held the Olympics in Germany in the 1930s. May ALL LGBT athletes win medals.

markss
markss

What a load of crap some of you guys write on here about gays.  Gays have as much right to live the same life as hettys. I know many gays make far better parents than many so called hetty parents. And what infuriates me is the muslim community who are quick to shout the race card if anyone makes negative comments about them. Yet most muslims are anti gay and a lot of them are closet bi guys. I know this from experience. What is un-natural is the bombing of inocent people by fractions of the muslim world. I have many muslim friends with open minded views. 

TrqAtallah
TrqAtallah

when the going gets tough the tough gets going... there is a difference between gay rights and gays adopting babies and blowing in public in front of other people and their children watching. gay rights should start telling the gay people to behave and respect the not gay communities before victimizing them in the media and the courts. the problem of violence has a root, and it is not because they r gay, it is because the system is protecting their irrespectful public behavior giving them rights far below nature's choices, nature reacts violently if we violate its limits. with such rights given against nature's parameters, i see people marrying chimps, dogs and making babies (in vitro) together in the future legally. nature has a gut and it vomits when sickened. 

squelchuk
squelchuk

@TrqAtallahYou see people marrying chimps and dogs, and making babies together in the future?

Apart from the obvious fact that it's genetically impossible for members of one species to fertilise and have offspring - that's one of the defining factor that defines one species as being different from another - what do you mean gay people should be told to respect the not gay communities and their irrespectfiul public behaviour?  When was the last time someone got told they couldn't get married because they're straight?  When was the last time you heard someone getting beaten or killed in a heterophobic attack?


You should do some internet research about homosexuality in other species.  Look it up on the internet, it's well documented.

After that, I suggest you watch the video below.  It explains what homophobia does to gays, bisexuals - hell, anyone that isn't heterosexual.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXayhUzWnl0