Mr Putin's human rights ombudswoman said last month a criminal case had not been opened because Mr Lapunov had left Russia for Estonia. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. In late May, following weeks of international pressure, the Kremlin authorized its human rights ombudswoman, Tatiana Moskalkova, to assemble a preliminary fact-finding team,  which has sent investigators to Chechnya. Retrieved 15 April — via The Guardian. The resolution condemns the persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya and calls upon the Russian government to condemn the violence. Media outlets interviewed some of the victims, who spoke about torture at the hands of Chechen law-enforcement officers. Additional Support Provided By:
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Home News Sport Business. Maxim Lapunov said he was detained by unidentified people on a street in the Chechen capital, Grozny, in and kept in custody for two weeks, where he was repeatedly beaten. Retrieved April 18, Retrieved 27 April P olice have now been hunting down contacts from the phones of the administrator of the LGBT social media group and subsequent people they detained, according to Mr Kochetkov. Mr Putin's human rights ombudswoman said last month a criminal case had not been opened because Mr Lapunov had left Russia for Estonia.