Ihar Tsikhanyuk: Life of LGBTI activist in Belarus (video)

17/12/2013
Submitted by Viachaslau Bortnik, Amnesty International USA

Ihar Tsikhanyuk, an openly gay man and gay rights activist, was having hospital treatment for a stomach ulcer when two police officers entered the hospital ward and asked him to go with them. At the police station he was punched repeatedly by police officers. He was then verbally abused for being gay, and threatened with more violence.
This incident occurred in February 2013, shortly after Ihar Tsikhanyuk tried to register the Human Rights Centre Lambda, an organization that supports the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Belarus. Nobody has been brought to justice for ill-treating him.

Video released by Amnesty International Canada:

http://youtu.be/0T3x9P08rkQ


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