Easter Sunday 2017 - Father Anthony pictured with the
High Sheriff of East Sussex Mrs Maureen Chowen & Mr Michael Chowen
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Please sign the petition to help
CHECHEN LGBTI COMMUNITIES
HELP save people from torture and death !
I am sure that you have heard about the appalling treatment of people aligning themselves with Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Chechnya.
If the reports are true, then people are already being placed in concentration camps, tortured and killed. They are all under threat of execution by Ramadan, 26th May.
Rather than stand by and let this happen it has been suggested that we do what little we can to help – and especially given the short time scale.
In the first instance, it is suggested that we call communities, community and faith leadsers to sign a petition which can be presented to the Russian Embassy on the 19th May. And in the process to ask our local religious and political leaders to support the petition both by writing letters of support asking for Ramozan Kadyrov to prevent any infringement of human rights against the LGBT people of Chechnya.
The wording of the petition is as follows:
“We the undersigned respectfully ask Romzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen republic, to do all in his power to prevent the torture or death of men and women who might look upon themselves as members of the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual or transgender communities within his country.
We ask that he does all in his power to address the rumours of torture camps for members of the LGBT communities, and to ensure that any human rights infringements of these communities are halted”.