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Russian teen dead after torture: report

Wed 7 Aug 2013 In: International News

There are reports a gay teenager has died after being kidnapped and tortured in Russia. It’s not clear whether he has died from injuries sustained in the attack, or taken his own life. Reports are that the boy was victim of Russian neo Nazi leader Maxim Matsinkevich, known as ‘Cleaver’, who has been using the Russian version of Facebook to lure gay teenagers for ‘dates’. When they turn up, it’s claimed they are bullied and tortured while being recorded on film. The fascist group claims it is trying to out paedophiles. A picture of the teenager who is reported to have died, posted by Spectrum Human Rights Alliance, shows him in underwear holding what appears to be a sex toy, as his captors pose proudly for the camera, some holding weapons: No arrests have been made.The Alliance says the gang has also filmed its members torturing a disabled gay teen. “Video recordings of bulling and torture are freely distributed on the internet in order to out LGBT teens to their respective schools, parents and friends,” the Alliance says. “Many victims were driven to suicides, the rest deeply traumatised.” You can read more here, but a warning, the content is disturbing.      

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 7th August 2013 - 12:45pm

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