We the undersigned respectfully ask Romzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, to do all in his power to prevent the torture or death of men and women who might look upon themselves as members of the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual or transgender communities within his country.
We ask that he does all in his power to address the rumours of torture camps for members of the LGBT communities, and to ensure that any human rights infringements of these communities are halted.
Why is this important?
It is important to support people who are part of a minority - especially when they are threatened with torture or death.
It does not matter if you share their understanding of the world - all of us should be free to live our lives.
I have immediately raised your concerns about this matter with Ministers and I will write to you again as soon as I can.
Simon Kirby MP
Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehav
2017-04-25 10:33:48 +0100
25 signatures reached
2017-04-24 21:58:13 +0100
10 signatures reached
2017-04-24 20:28:42 +0100
I am sure that you have heard about the appalling treatment of people aligning themselves with Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Chechnya.
If the reports are true, then people are already being placed in concentration camps, tortured and killed. They are all under threat of execution by Ramadan, 26th May.
Rather than stand by and let this happen it has been suggested that we do what little we can to help – and especially given the short time scale.
In the first instance, it is suggested that we call communities, community and faith leadsers to sign a petition which can be presented to the Russian Embassy on the 19th May.
The petition will be placed in three churches in Brighton and Hove: St George’s Church, St George’s Road, Kemp Town and St Luke’s Church Prestonville, 68 Old Shoreham Road, and we are awaiting agreement from a third. Please encourage people to sign the petition at one of these churches
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