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Dutch Diplomat Attacked in Moscow; Assailants Write 'LGBT' in Lipstick on Mirror - PHOTO

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Dutch diplomat Onno Elderenbosch was tied up and beaten by two men who entered his apartment in Moscow Tuesday night, and slightly injured, according to Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, the AP reports.

ElderenboschI've taken a screengrab of a LifeNews broadcast which reportedly shows that the attackers left a pink heart in lipstick with the Russian letters 'LGBT' under it. The photo was said to be taken in Elderenbosch's apartment, which is also shown to have been rifled through.

The AP adds:

The Dutch have been outspoken in their criticism of Russia's anti-gay policies. In April, the Amsterdam mayor expressed his opposition by declining to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to the Netherlands. And in August, Dutch gay groups held a protest ahead of a major concert by Russian state musicians and dancers...

...The top Dutch gay rights organization, COC, condemned the attack.

"It is terrible for the person involved and appears to be another expression of the swiftly deteriorating climate for LGBTs in Russia," COC chairperson Tanja Ineke said in a statement. She urged the king to go ahead with his visit to Russia and to raise the issue of human and gay rights with Putin.

 

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  1. Russian Olympics are just not safe for foreigners! Let them compete with Kazakhstan and North Korea!

    Posted by: litper | Oct 16, 2013 11:02:03 AM


  2. This attack occurred in apparent retaliation for the arrest of the Russian diplomat Dmitri Borodin by Dutch police earlier this month; see twitter.com/borodin_nl. None too subtle ...

    Posted by: JCTSF | Oct 16, 2013 11:12:43 AM


  3. Some backgriound.

    Dmitry Borodin is a Russian diplomat in the Netherlands.

    Last week his drunk wife crashed her car into her neighbour's car. Borodin (who was also drunk) and their children were also in the car. Borodin started violently assaulting his children once they were out of the car.

    The police were called and Borodin was arrested for violently assaulting his own children.

    Russia was utterly furious that the child abusing diplomat was arrested because he had diplomatic immunity.

    They demanded and received an apology from the Dutch government.

    Because the KGB will not admit responsibility for this retaliatory attack on the Dutch diplomat, Putin is using this Kremlin ordered attack as a chance to slander the gay community ever further in Russia.

    Posted by: MaryM | Oct 16, 2013 11:22:56 AM


  4. Some backgriound.

    Dmitry Borodin is a Russian diplomat in the Netherlands.

    Last week his drunk wife crashed her car into her neighbour's car. Borodin (who was also drunk) and their children were also in the car. Borodin started violently assaulting his children once they were out of the car.

    The police were called and Borodin was arrested for violently assaulting his own children.

    Russia was utterly furious that the child abusing diplomat was arrested because he had diplomatic immunity.

    They demanded and received an apology from the Dutch government.

    Because the KGB will not admit responsibility for this retaliatory attack on the Dutch diplomat, Putin is using this Kremlin ordered attack as a chance to slander the gay community ever further in Russia.

    Posted by: MaryM | Oct 16, 2013 11:22:56 AM


  5. So here's what Putin thinks of the IOC and the assurances given to us all that they'll stop bashing queers for the duration of the games.

    Posted by: sundayboy | Oct 16, 2013 11:24:02 AM


  6. The Dutch king is due to go on a state visit to Russia on November 9th.

    I do hope he loudly condemns Russian bigotry while there.

    Posted by: MaryM | Oct 16, 2013 11:26:50 AM


  7. This is what we get for alligning ourselves with transgenders!

    Their struggle is not like ours, their struggle, in a lot of cases, is to NOT be like us. Other times, it's hetero men that turn into women as a fetish We must remove the t from our name.

    That is also the reason most men with gay tendencies run away from the gay identity, it's too closelyassociated with GENDERLESS freaks!!!

    Posted by: david | Oct 16, 2013 11:40:16 AM


  8. @David, I agree, gender things should be separated!

    Posted by: litper | Oct 16, 2013 11:44:57 AM


  9. Litper and David: did you two forget your meds today or something? Or are you both the same troll? Because how does transgender issues have anything to do with the act of brutality being discussed? You two are mentally incompetent and disturbed. You two need to get a life and deal with your gender issues and self loathing.

    Posted by: Tyler | Oct 16, 2013 11:50:09 AM


  10. @Tyler, what self loathing? I'm not trans, neither is David and mosrt gay MEN

    Posted by: litper | Oct 16, 2013 11:51:37 AM


  11. At least save your weird transphobia for a post that has anything to do with the trans community. Yeesh.

    Posted by: Mikey | Oct 16, 2013 11:56:29 AM


  12. @Tyler
    Did you read the article? "Lgbt" written in lipstick? Put two and two together.

    We are furthur-stigmatizing ourselves unnecessarily by including the t in our name.

    Posted by: david | Oct 16, 2013 11:58:53 AM


  13. @Tyler
    Did you read the article? "Lgbt" written in lipstick? Put two and two together.

    We are furthur-stigmatizing ourselves unnecessarily by including the t in our name.

    Posted by: david | Oct 16, 2013 11:58:54 AM


  14. And yet we're STILL going to the Olympics! WHY???

    Posted by: kennetho9322 | Oct 16, 2013 12:07:11 PM


  15. I have a feeling mikey and tyler are trans "men" put the hormone shots down!!! When you allign yourselves with us, you undo all the good work thr GAY AND LESBIANS have done. Stop attatching gender nonsense to us. The T nearly killed a discrimination ordinance in san antonio and has killed many and will continue to!!

    Posted by: david | Oct 16, 2013 12:07:33 PM


  16. I agree, when a gay teenager sees a "T" as "gay" it freaks him out and drives him to suicide or in the closet. That's why the majority of gay men are still deep in the closet.

    Posted by: litper | Oct 16, 2013 12:12:24 PM


  17. I love when trolls prove me right by replying with more self-loathing, transphobic craziness. Seriously, David and Litper: you two are precious. The only gay people that are creeped out, offended by, or confused about transgender people are those who can only makes sense of their own existence through how they feel they embody their gender and the belief that such gender performance gives them purpose. Seriously you trolls, get some meds or get a life. The rest of us in the lgbT community will continue to support our Trans members.

    Posted by: Tyler | Oct 16, 2013 12:19:04 PM


  18. @tyler, don't forget to support coprophilliacs, gerenotophiles and pedophiles and other perverts. We just don't want to be associated with such perversions.

    Posted by: litper | Oct 16, 2013 12:23:26 PM


  19. @tyler, don't forget to support coprophilliacs, gerenotophiles and pedophiles and other perverts. We just don't want to be associated with such perversions.

    Posted by: litper | Oct 16, 2013 12:23:31 PM


  20. @tyler, don't forget to support coprophilliacs, gerenotophiles and pedophiles and other perverts. We just don't want to be associated with such perversions.

    Posted by: litper | Oct 16, 2013 12:23:39 PM


  21. Actually, Litper, David, it is people like you that need to go away. Seriously, you both are idiots. And the bizarre notion that because the message was written in lipstick somehow makes this trans related is beyond absurd. Take your piss poor logic capabilities and crawl back under the rock you came from. The world will be a far better place.

    Posted by: LiamB | Oct 16, 2013 12:23:58 PM


  22. Actually, Litper, David, it is people like you that need to go away. Seriously, you both are idiots. And the bizarre notion that because the message was written in lipstick somehow makes this trans related is beyond absurd. Take your piss poor logic capabilities and crawl back under the rock you came from. The world will be a far better place.

    Posted by: LiamB | Oct 16, 2013 12:24:04 PM


  23. Diplomatic immunity is an odd convention, but technically, the Dutch police should have called the Russian embassy to come deal with the out-of-control diplomat. Obviously, the Russians thought they could do some dirty work to intimidate the Dutch in retaliation, but it's only going to make them look bad.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 16, 2013 12:24:17 PM


  24. This is not going to help the Russians at all--at all, no matter what the Dutch did to that abusive drunk in Amsterdam. Russia has some very serious social and political stuff to deal with, leaving the Olympics aside!

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Oct 16, 2013 1:53:42 PM


  25. If the thugs that assaulted the Dutch diplomat had brown skin or prayed to Allah, Republicans would be frothing at the mouth calling for a swift and immediate drone strike against these skidmarks.

    Posted by: FFS | Oct 16, 2013 9:23:32 PM


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