By Melanie Nathan, November 05, 2013.
We have been reporting for some time the attacks of young people, including students, who are lured through the internet, by anti-LGBT, neo-Nazi and ultra-nationalists groups in Russia. We have also been reporting that these groups have gained strength and increased their attacks on young gay (LGBT) people or those perceived as gay, especially since passage of the new anti-gay law, known as the anti-propaganda law.
According to the Russian LGBT advocacy group, Spectrum Human Rights, Putin’s government continues the homophobic and xenophobic propaganda on all state run media outlets. As a result fascists started to attack international students and even go on hunting tours (“safaris”) in nearby countries.
In Belgorod, Russia the infamous Neo Nazi group “Okkupaj Pedofilyaj” (Occupy Pedophilia ) lured into the trap and tortured a South African national who came to Russia to study at the local University. The victim identified himself as David Smith, 20 years old. On the video his captors detained David in the bathtub, shaved his head in a reverse mohawk, painted the shaved part in green, assaulted with watermelon and later made him imitate an oral sex with a beer bottle.
Throughout the whole video gang members made numerous racial slurs and even made his victim say “White Power” in English (see the video below at 24:37).
Recently the same Neo Nazi groups conducted so-called “White Train Car” action where they attacked and severely assaulted non-ethnic Russians passengers in Moscow subway. The attack was carried out in the broad day light while chanting “Kill! Kill! Kill!”, Russian police did nothing to stop it.
Enjoying full impunity at home Russian Neo Nazi has decided to export their movement to the nearby Ukraine. Their infamous leader, Maxim Martsinkevich (aka “Tesak”, i.e. “Cleaver”) has just completed his Ukrainian tour where he personally captured and tortured 16 years old gay men while calling them “pedophiles”.
The reason Tesak has been able to pursue his reign of terror is that he has a license to do it, tacitly bestowed upon him by Vladimir Putin, through homophobic law, further anti-gay laws before the Russian Duma, and State sponsored media propaganda, a continuing anti-gay rhetoric, spreading myth and lies about homosexuality. Until such time as this changes Vladimir Putin may as well be the hand metering out this torture. Now this is spreading to surrounding areas.
What makes this worse is that Putin has the names and faces of Maxim Martsinkevich and his henchman, who have no fear in displaying their antics on line. In fact it is the online aspect that serves as the final bout of torture as the whole idea is to expose and humiliate young gays. This type of abusive and public “outing” has resulted in many suicides. Putin has blood on his hands. Until such time as his vigilantes gatekeepers, acting in concert with the State sponsored propaganda are brought to justice, Putin and his regime must be held accountable.
Activists are concerned for the safety of this young man. Today we will be urging South African officials to follow up and ensure his safety. South Africa has a fully inclusive Constitution that includes outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
PLEASE note I have a copy of the Video which was taken down by You Tube. If any authority would like to view it I will share it.
VIDEO CAN BE VIEWED HERE – NOTE ITS GRAPHIC
31 thoughts on “South African Student Tortured by Putin’s Anti-Gay Thugs”
Notice how the collar of the abuser’s polo shirt is jauntily turned up. Who’s the Gay one here? The most closeted ones lash out the most. Always!!! Those who aren’t threatened don’t react that way.
Reblogged this on JerBear's Queer World News, Views & More From The City Different – Santa Fe, NM and commented:
Horrendous! These thugs need to be arrested and punished for their hate crimes!
this is disgusting
I think gays, blacks, and any other race should take up arms against these Thugs fight fire with fire.
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
and your point?
The person to whom this quote is most famously attributed also advocated armed self-defence as a last resort.
Get real James R. If homosexuals and non-white Russian immigrants took up arms against the Russian people they’d be annihilated.
So, the Russian government seems to have forgotten how many of its citizens roam Africa – especially South Africa… We welcome them, treat them as our own. Gay couples enjoy full and equal rights in SA.
In return, the Russian governments creates an environment where these nazi punks trap our David Smith, harm him, humiliate him, then their varsity seals his fate. It’s ironic how Europeans told us, Africans, that WE are uncivilized.
It is disgusting. But what’s even more disgusting it’s that it’s all unpunished…
“Liking” is doesn’t really mean “like” …. because there’s no way anyone but “Them” would like this. It’s the powerful over the powerless, the perpetrators vs the victims. There’s no reasoning to this …. and condoned by the “state” …. SMH!!
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Goshdamn!! Jeez … why? Just why???
Thank you for sharing this. Repulsive.
“especially since passage of the new anti-gay law, known as the anti-propaganda law” – typical propagandical total reverse of the subject. the new law bans gay propaganda among underage( under 18 y.o) children. Thats it!
Ill rephrase – especially since passage of the new anti-gay-propaganda-among-children law, labeled in western world as anti-gay.
It IS anti-gay to suggest that talking to young people about being gay can hurt them. It presupposes that being gay is NOT okay and that is in and of itself ANTI-GAY. If I told you that I was not going to talk to children about heterosexuality and that I would ban them from hearing about it or expressing their pride about being straight, then I am certain you would perceive such a law as being anti-straight. So get over the fabrication of trying to hide beind you phoney justifications. YOU are anti-gay if you have and agree with a law that says minors cannot see or hear anything to do with being gay. There are thousands of teens who are grappling with their sexuality in Russia, just like every other country. They should be able to speak to counselors, have support groups, and they should be able to come out with pride if they are in fact GAY. Your notion that there is even such a thing as the mythological ability to propagandize being gay is indicative of the fact that you are anti-gay.
Mel, your knowledge of gay problems in Russia is based totally on non-Russian sources. name me at least 1 other criteria gays are suffering in Russia apart from this “horrible” anti-propaganda law among underage. they are not allowed to work? or maybe they are being sent to mad-houses like in USSR?? majority of people(including me) are not against gayeness, they are against showing it into their faces, agains gays shouting “we want equal rights” on every corner when they actually HAVE same rights. speaking on the topic of this article what this Tesak does is he and his group set fake accounts in social networks posing as 12-14-16 y.o. boys or girls, recieving messages of sexual nature, “date” proposals from perverts on the net and “luring” those sick bastards of all sexual tastes into what we see in these pictures. this student wasn’t humiliated because he was gay but because he is a supposed pedophile. end of story!
1. My sources are Russian. 2. Gays who are outed in Russia lose their jobs – there are many – just a report today on MSNBC about that 3. Russian kids outed kicked out of home – many reports via Russian sources 4. Suicides by young people who have been beaten and humiliated on social media like in this story 4. For you to try in any way shape or form to justofy what those cowardly PIGS did to that young man in the name of pedophilia is an absolute disgrace. He may have been lured hoping to meet someone, as many do on social media. That is not an excuse to accuse him of being a pedophelia. Maybe he wanted to meet someone his own age. What is wrong with that? And what is wrong with gay people having equality? You are doing nothing more than admitting you are just another homophobe,.
I’m sorry but evrything you’re talking about is happening as well in the US, France, all “opened ” countries : discrimination, homophobia, young people being beaten, harassed. It’s dangerous to say it only exist in russia, or that it exists in Russia because of the government’s politic. Asshole exist everywhere. If what Muxa is saying is real, cyber policemen in France for instance use this technic to lure and catch pedophile, posing as 13 years old girl or boy.. of course the ending is not the same.. personnaly i’m for death penalty when it comes to pedophile or child torture. There is no equality between gay couple and heterosexual, it’s a fact encrypted in nature wether you like it or not. Saying that one’s homophobe because he’s basing his belief on nature’s standards is as ridiculous as labelling Nature as homophobe because nature doesn’t allow two people of the same sex to have children. it is an ABSOLUTE UNDENIABLE UNIVERSAL fact and you can’t blame or insult people for drawing conclusion out of this universal fact. You decided to ignore this biological fact and see it as just another ordinary biological fact,without real consequences, good for you, other people don’t. Respect that instead of calling homophobe anyone who disagree with you.
This has got nothing to do with pedophilia and everything to do with making an excuse to lure young gay people who just want to meet each other. I dont care if they are doing it on Venus or Mars, when I get a video of the cowardly criminals showing themselves beating up a youngster while taunting him and publicly humiliating, I am going to expose it. Why has Putin not arrested them. Because he gives them a license through his homophobic legislation and they are just part of his THUG nation that he has created. So let me ask you – if you want to try and mitigate this by using other countries as an example you are making 2 mistakes. Our President in the USA endorses equality and does not legislate anti-gay laws. If this Video appeared in the USA those men and one woman would already be in jail. And by the way Milo if you sent me a video from any other country in the world, I would expose it too. So YES this is ABOUT Russia and its homophobia. Wak up to the truth buddy!
They lured him by posting as a fifteen year old. Look it up.
So what. The guy hardly speaks a word of Russian. And he was looking for friends. And so what? That is not excuse for the assault and torture – what are they vigilantes? Upholding the law. The kid responded to a social media request. He did not hurt anyone. He is a kid himself.
I am so disgusted, We need to get this young man home safe!
if only something this great would happen in america.
We don’t want your gay-pedophile-lgbt-whatever scum in Russia. If you wan’t to safely engage in acts of pedophile and gay character do it elsewhere!
This behaviour is unacceptable!