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The Right Answers in Helsinki

Screen projected signs seen next to the president’s castle in Helsinki on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo by Tomi Hanninen/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | On July 15, the eve of the summit meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, the Human Rights Campaign projected giant images on the building’s façade demanding that the two leaders discuss the immediate end of the ongoing anti-LGBTQ crimes against humanity occurring in the Russian republic of Chechnya. The Trump administration has failed to publicly condemn a campaign of systematic torture, abuse, and murder of queer people in Chechnya that has led to as many as 20 murders and at least 100 being rounded up and tortured. Photos are courtesy of the Human Rights Campaign.

2 Responses to The Right Answers in Helsinki

  1. JTT July 22, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Those who say one word against what's going on in Chechnya will be criticized as Islamophobic.

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  2. JTT July 22, 2018 at 3:50 am

    And, besides, how can they criticize the treatment of gay men in Chechnya and not do the same for gay men from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia ?

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