Floyd Mayweather has a new member of The Money Team — Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov … an alleged violent warlord who unapologetically hates gay people.
Floyd met up with Kadyrov during a recent trip to Chechnya — buddying up with Kadyrov and urging his fans to follow Ramzan on Instagram.
Ramzan is responsible for the horrible anti-gay purge in Chechnya that has led to hundreds of gay men being held in detention, being tortured, and executions his country.
When HBO’s Real Sports recently went to Chechnya to report on the country’s Mixed Martial Arts program this is Kadyrov replied when asked about the “gay purge”:
“This is nonsense. We don’t have those kinds of people here. We don’t have any gays. If there are any take them to Canada. Praise be to God. Take them far from us so we don’t have them at home. To purify our blood, if there are any here take them.
“They are devils. They are for sale. They are not people. God damn them for what they are accusing us of. They will have to answer to the Almighty for this.”
In June the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution condemning the violence and persecution against gay men in Chechnya, On October 30, 2017 the U.S. Senate followed suit.
S. Res. 211 “calls on Chechen officials to immediately cease the abduction, detention, and torture of individuals on the basis of their actual or suspected sexual orientation, and hold accountable all those involved in perpetrating such abuses.” It also calls on the U.S. government to “continue to condemn the violence and persecution in Chechnya.”
The Canadian federal government has been secretly spiriting gay Chechen men from Russia to Canada, under a clandestine program. About a third of those who were being sheltered in Russian safe houses – are now in Toronto and other Canadian cities
Sources estimate that Chechen authorities have rounded up and detained, tortured and in some cases have murdered hundreds of gay men in secret prisons including the recent revelation that Russian pop-singer Zelimkhan Bakaev was arrested, tortured and then murdered for being gay.
His body at the writing of this post has still not been found.
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