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WATCH: Russian Homophobes Are Using Social Media To Lure, Entrap, and Torture Gay Teens - VIDEO

Russian Skinheads Attack Gay Teens

The report and video come from Spectrum Human Rights Alliance, an LGBT advocacy group in Eastern Europe...

"Infamous Russian ultranationalist and former skin head, Maxim Martsinkevich, known under the nickname "Cleaver"...spearheaded a country wide campaign against LGBT teens using a popular social network VK.com to lure unsuspected victims through personal ads. Mr. Martsinkevich's numerous and enthusiastic followers started two projects: 'Occupy Pedophilyaj' and 'Occupy Gerontilyaj'.  Allegedly they are trying to identify and report pedophiles using these 'movements'. In reality, over 500 online groups have been created inside VK.com social network in order to organize illegal militant groups in every Russian city. Oddly enough their idea of fighting pedophiles targets exclusively male teenagers who respond to the same-sex personal ads and show up for a date. Captured victims are bullied and often tortured while being recorded on video.  These self-proclaimed "crime fighters" perform their actions under the broad day light, often outside and clearly visible to general public that indifferently passes by or even commend them. Video recordings of bullying and tortures are freely distributed on the Internet in order to out LGBT teens to their respective schools, parents and friends. Many victims were driven to suicides, the rest are deeply traumatized. So far Russian police took no action against these "movements" even though Russian criminal code was clearly violated and despite numerous complaints from parents, victims and LGBT activists.  Social network VK.com intermittently shuts down selected groups and profiles only to allow them to be re-open on the next day. Currently, the founder of VK.com, Pavel Durov, resides in the US and so far has not released any comments."

Russian Homophobes Attack With UrineThe attacks came very shortly after President Vladimir Putin signed a series of blatantly anti-gay laws. These laws have been the subject of controversy the world over, especially surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. The resulting violence will likely only fuel the already fierce and impassioned debate. There is almost no doubt, as well, that videos like the one below will play a significant role in the debate. According to one commenter from YouTube...

"This teenager who happens to be 15, went online and started communicating with a fake profile called 'dada deema'.'Mr.Deema' offered to have sex with this fake profile for 20000 rubles ($600) hoping to buy a laptop, however a group of 15 year old boys stopped him and confronted him over his attempt to sell himself, these boys were the creators of Dada Deem. In the end they peed in the beer bottle and spilled it over him."

Spectrum also made sure to note that the attack on video occurred in "broad daylight". 

Those wishing to view the video (via Joe. My. God.) can do so AFTER THE JUMP. Be warned, however, that the video contains graphic and violent content, and may prove to be disturbing...

 

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  1. Kind of a tangent but Russian gay porn seems to focus on "kidnapping", torture and rape. If I didn't know the context of the story this would have looked like an ad for any number of Russian sites

    Posted by: Homo Genius | Jul 25, 2013 8:07:48 PM


  2. He is so precious, poor kid.

    Posted by: Javier | Jul 25, 2013 8:08:54 PM


  3. @HOMO GENIUS Really? Really??? That's all you can think about right now???

    Posted by: RJ | Jul 25, 2013 8:09:39 PM


  4. The "thumbs up" in Russia is rude, does anyone know if the hand gesture above (which the victim in the video also did) is the equivalent or something else?

    Posted by: Kenn | Jul 25, 2013 8:31:09 PM


  5. Im sickened by this story....and why do I feel its similiar to mid 1930's Germany?

    Posted by: disgusted American | Jul 25, 2013 8:34:03 PM


  6. Horrific.

    Posted by: Munro | Jul 25, 2013 8:40:10 PM


  7. Kidnapping underage boys. How is that not gay and not pedophilia? Real heterosexual men don't kidnap underage boys. Russia, you're so backwards it's stupid.

    Posted by: Kev C | Jul 25, 2013 8:41:51 PM


  8. The fact that they're being driven to suicide is extremely depressing.

    Posted by: Martin | Jul 25, 2013 8:46:59 PM


  9. I hope we go to war with that NAZI country soon.

    Posted by: Hyde | Jul 25, 2013 8:48:56 PM


  10. This is such a huge human rights violation. If this is they kind of society Russia wants to be, then a boycott is a good start; time for the HRC to step it up and call out the savagery that is behind this sickening, dehumanizing behavior. Disgusting.

    Every time something like this is exposed I get this hopeless feeling and wish that we are wiped out by some sort of mass disease or perhaps a complete annihilation of the planet by a comet or something like that. Only something like this would ever resolve this behavior.

    Posted by: oscar | Jul 25, 2013 8:51:39 PM


  11. Baiting underage boys? Really? That is hetero macho? What kind of sick country is that?

    Posted by: Rad | Jul 25, 2013 8:56:06 PM


  12. BOYCOTT THE OLYMPICS !

    Posted by: Stephen | Jul 25, 2013 9:01:14 PM


  13. Disgusting. Jeez, what century is this? Horrific.

    Posted by: evan_la | Jul 25, 2013 9:04:54 PM


  14. Gays are not popular in Russia. The country is not exactly filled to the brim with kind hearted souls either.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 25, 2013 9:09:15 PM


  15. This is heartbreaking. The fear and isolation these men must feel on a daily basis must be overwhelming. Makes me think of my own childhood in the 80's. Thankfully I didn't have anyone bating me.

    Posted by: JAMES B. | Jul 25, 2013 9:20:07 PM


  16. Please share this video with everyone! Make it a highlight of every news page. So people can see what Russia trully is.

    Posted by: litper | Jul 25, 2013 9:20:29 PM


  17. "There is almost no doubt, as well, that videos like the one below will play a significant role in the debate." Sadly, there is little reason to expect that these videos, as horrifying as they are and as much as they will rightfully impact sentiment about Russia in Western LGBT communities, will play a significant role in the discussion (which thus far, regrettably, can hardly be called a debate) - or silencing of discussion - of these issues in Russia.

    Posted by: Patric | Jul 25, 2013 9:29:08 PM


  18. Did I just step out of my time machine in nazi germany c.1938?

    Posted by: Will | Jul 25, 2013 9:49:46 PM


  19. This is so horrifying oh my god

    Posted by: JMC | Jul 25, 2013 9:50:57 PM


  20. prepare for more horrific stories against lgbt people across the world. the backlash is just getting started and it's gonna last a long while

    Posted by: gomez | Jul 25, 2013 10:15:21 PM


  21. Just reading this nearly brought me to tears. I couldn't fathom watching the videos.

    It's almost to the point where we should just start a world-wide method of helping LGBT people escape these countries and come to places where they're safe. Help get them jobs, housing, refugee status, etc. Is there anyone working on this? I don't have much money, but that's a cause I would find something to give to...

    Posted by: Ryan | Jul 25, 2013 10:19:27 PM


  22. The Olympics MUST BE BOYCOTTED

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Jul 25, 2013 11:14:50 PM


  23. Junior terrorists in the making with government blessings.

    Posted by: gb | Jul 25, 2013 11:17:48 PM


  24. My Grandmother was born into a wealthy family in the Russian Empire, they lost everything when the communists came into power and had to flee the country. A few weeks ago she repeated to me something that she had once said to me before: "Never underestimate what evil Russia is capable of". It's sad how she hates her own country. But like she said to me "My great Russia is worlds away from the Russia of today".

    I'm hoping that the international community will act on this deplorable situation. Not holding my breath, but I hope so. We should do to them what we did to South Africa during the apartheid.

    Posted by: Chris | Jul 25, 2013 11:45:55 PM


  25. In the words of our former Sect. of State in her speech in 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland, in honor of International Human Rights Day

    "It is violation of human rights when people are beaten or killed because of their sexual orientation or because they do not conform to cultural norms about how men and women should look or behave. It is a violation of human rights when governments declare it illegal to be gay or allow those who harm gay people to go unpunished. It is a violation of human rights when lesbian or transgendered women are subjected to so-called corrective rape or forcibly subjected to hormone treatments, or when people are murdered after public calls for violence toward gays, or when they are forced to flee their nations and seek asylum in other lands to save their lives. And it is a violation of human rights when life-saving care is withheld from people because they are gay, or equal access to justice is denied to people because they are gay, or public spaces are out of bounds to people because they are gay. No matter what we look like, where we come from, or who we are, we are all equally entitled to our human rights and dignity."

    Boycott the Olympics!

    Posted by: PaulintheBK | Jul 25, 2013 11:58:00 PM


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