Left Unity strongly condemns the reported incarceration and abuse of gay men in Chechnya, Russia. We call for the closure of the reported detention centre for gay men in Chechnya.
We send solidarity to all gay and Trans men suffering such oppression.
Even stories of such oppression send shock waves around the globe and encourage other oppressive governments to attack LGBT+ people.
We recognise that Chechnya is a minor power involved in global power struggles and that not all reports may be reliable.
Left Unity utterly condemns this vicious oppression of gay men and demands the Chechen and Russian governments do all in their power to stop these actions. We urge our government to pursue demands for a full investigation through the United Nations and to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.
Left Unity Principal Speaker Nick Jones said:
“Gay men were incarcerated in Nazi Germany, and persecuted and imprisoned for years afterwards, which is still in the lifetime of many people. Freedom for gay men has now been achieved in most of Europe.
“We call for solidarity with those incarcerated and those who fear such oppression across the globe and most of all we hope they know they are not alone, that a tidal wave of good people around the world are fighting for them to be free and safe.”
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Thursday 31st May
Transform #4 launch event: full details here
Saturday 9 June
the Empire Strikes Back in Latin America
VSC Day School; more details here
Saturday 16 June, 11.00 -18.00
Left Unity 2018 National Conference
Left Unity’s annual national conference.
Friday 13th July
Together against Trump national demo
2pm in central London
More details here
Sunday 19 August, 14.00-15.00
Peterloo Massacre 2018 Commemorative Rally & Picnic
In Manchester, hosted by Greater Manchester Association of Trades Union Councils. More info on Facebook
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