Campaign #StopLGBTpersecution and protection of the rights of LGBTI people

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ADC Memorial documents violation of the rights of LGBTI people in the region, publishes human rights reports on this problem, and communicates with international bodies about these violations. In 2017, ADC Memorial launched a campaign of solidarity with LGBTI people facing persecution in Chechnya and regions of Ukraine in the war zone and under Russia’s de facto control.

Relevant publications

Violation of LGBTI Rights in Crimea and Donbass: The Problem of Homophobia in Territories Beyond Ukraine’s Control

The human rights report was prepared with support from the Center for Civil Liberties (Ukraine)

Dozens of witnesses to the events of recent years in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine were interviewed for this report. Many of them spoke about the persecution of sexual and gender minorities, the prevailing atmosphere of fear, lack of openness, and ...

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Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan: Criminal Prosecution for Consensual Same-Sex Relationships Between Men

Society in Eurasian countries has long displayed a high level of homophobia, stigmatization, and discrimination against LGBT people, which is historically driven by the repressive laws and practices of past decades. This report uses field data and other sources to analyze the current situation with the criminal prosecution of men who have sex with ...

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