A neo-Nazi Russian group has taken to social media to publicise images and videos of gay teenagers lured by the promise of a date, before torturing them and forcing them to come out to friends and family on video.
Gay victims aged 12-16 are reportedly recruited by the group Occupy-Pedofilyay, led by Maxim Martsinkevich, known under the nickname “Cleaver”. Videos are then circulated of the victims being made to come out as gay, with a view to parents, schools, or friends finding out about their sexuality.
An uncensored image of one of the victims holding a sex toy, covered in red paint, and being held down, appeared on the Spectrum Human Rights Alliance blog. The accompanying report also included a video of the torture of one victim who was sprayed with urine in public. An edited video of the incident online in China follows below. WARNING. Not for viewing by under 18s.
In May, 19-year-old Alex Bulygin, a victim of the ‘fighters with paedophiles’ branch of the group, committed suicide after having his sexuality revealed online.
The Spectrum report says that no police action has been taken against the incidents, despite numerous victims, and that over 500 similar groups have been formed across Russia using the VK social networking site.
Just last week, many gay rights demonstrators have been arrested in the Russian city of St Petersburg after attempting to hold a gay pride rally. Authorities claimed that the demonstration had broken the new law. Around 40 people were arrested.
Lustralboy says: It's just one of many alarming stories emerging from the darker Russia of today. Find more in Related Stories below.
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