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Aside from several isolated investigations, the authorities have done little to hold assailants accountable.Instead of publicly denouncing anti-LGBT violence and rhetoric, Russia’s leadership has remained silent.The report analyzes the authorities’ overall lack of a proper response to such violence.LGBT people in Russia face stigma, harassment, and violence in their everyday lives, and most people who spoke with Human Rights Watch said that this intensified in 2013.
At least two of the attackers in these cases were convicted, but their sentences did not correspond to the gravity of harm suffered by victims.
The assailants did not hide their homophobic motivation.
Most interviewees told Human Rights Watch that their attackers often used offensive, obscene language related to their sexual orientation, for example calling LGBT people “pedophiles,” “perverts,” or abnormal.
In almost all cases the campaigns accused the victims of trying to spread what they called propaganda. Although Russian law enforcement authorities have made some attempts to prosecute anti-LGBT violence, victims face almost insurmountable obstacles seeking justice.
The result is widespread impunity for homophobic crimes.
In addition to lasting emotional trauma, some vigilantes’ victims also described the physical injuries they sustained, including bone fractures and facial injuries.