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Newly Elected French President Emmanuel Macron Calls on Putin to Protect Gay Chechens

Newly Elected French President Emmanuel Macron Calls on Putin to Protect Gay Chechens

French president Emmanuel Macron says he has urged Vladimir Putin to ensure that the rights of LGBT people are protected following allegations of a crackdown on gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya.

The Russian president was in France for talks with Macron, two weeks after his election victory. Macron’s call comes after widespread reports of a brutal campaign by the authorities against gay men in Chechnya, including assaults, torture and murder.

“I emphasized to President Putin…how important it is for France to respect all people, all minorities,” Macron said during a news conference with the Russian leader.

France welcomed its first gay refugee from Chechnya on Monday. The refugee’s arrival was confirmed by Joël Deumier, president of French gay right’s group SOS Homophobie, who said more may follow in the coming days

The United States has reportedly been denying visas from gay Chechen men and women seeking escape from the anti-gay country and its current barbaric regime.

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  1. The Russian peoples have been fed the Kool-Aid. All that is missing is the Swastika on Mr. Putin’s arm. He is a thug in Armani. The problem is all the “civilized” governments of the world know it and there is not thing one that can be done about it.

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