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Have you had problems obtaining treatment for HIV/AIDS or STD/STIs in WORLD?

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(user currently living in AUSTRALIA) posted for gay readers to the UKRAINE country page on 24/09/2010 +5
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Hi,

I am writing you about the recent events in Ukraine. The Ukraine police is running a covert antigay operation.

Recently, a talented young Russian-Ukrainian poet Igor Bobyrev living in Donetsk became their victim.

On a social web-network Contact he was approached by someone who insisted on seeing a nude picture of him, which he eventually sent. The person proposed to meet, but when arrived, Igor was arrested by the police. In the police station, he was detained for a day, badly beaten, and verbally abused for being gay.

Eventually they let him go. He went to the doctor to assess the injuries, but later the police contacted him and forced him to sign the paper that he has no objections, promising that all will be "forgotten".

Several days ago, three plain-clothes police officers arrived to his apartment, accused him in spreading pornography, abused him verbally, confiscated his computer, and wrote down all his contacts from the social network. He was banned from using Internet for a month and required to quit all "all the communities of homosexual type"

Ultra-conservatism, homophobia, hypocrisy, and corruption are hallmarks of the authorities in the post-Soviet space. Now, in Ukraine, the police uses their power and impunity to quietly criminalize being gay and destroy gay people's lives once again.

It would be great to give this story more publicity to show support to the Ukrainian gay from the international gay community and put pressure on the Ukrainian authorities to stop the persecution.

Thanks and regards,

V. V.

P. S. Here are some links to blogs about what happened, all in Russian, of course - I can translate, if you need:

http://alex-motsar.livejournal.com/277831.html
http://cherubinadg.livejournal.com/218710.html
http://igor-bobirev.livejournal.com/1775603.html
http://igor-bobirev.livejournal.com/1776729.html
http://igor-bobirev.livejournal.com/1777227.html
http://igor-bobirev.livejournal.com/1786109.html
http://melancholy-gay.livejournal.com/63143.html
http://deemon-amorales.livejournal.com/93056.html
http://deemon-amorales.livejournal.com/93412.html
http://www.kvir.ru/68_29.html
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(user currently living in AUSTRALIA) posted for gay readers to the UKRAINE country page on 24/09/2010 +5
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Hi,

I am writing you about the recent events in Ukraine. The Ukraine police is running a covert antigay operation.

Recently, a talented young Russian-Ukrainian poet Igor Bobyrev living in Donetsk became their victim.

On a social web-network Contact he was approached by someone who insisted on seeing a nude picture of him, which he eventually sent. The person proposed to meet, but when arrived, Igor was arrested by the police. In the police station, he was detained for a day, badly beaten, and verbally abused for being gay.

Eventually they let him go. He went to the doctor to assess the injuries, but later the police contacted him and forced him to sign the paper that he has no objections, promising that all will be "forgotten".

Several days ago, three plain-clothes police officers arrived to his apartment, accused him in spreading pornography, abused him verbally, confiscated his computer, and wrote down all his contacts from the social network. He was banned from using Internet for a month and required to quit all "all the communities of homosexual type"

Ultra-conservatism, homophobia, hypocrisy, and corruption are hallmarks of the authorities in the post-Soviet space. Now, in Ukraine, the police uses their power and impunity to quietly criminalize being gay and destroy gay people's lives once again.

It would be great to give this story more publicity to show support to the Ukrainian gay from the international gay community and put pressure on the Ukrainian authorities to stop the persecution.

Thanks and regards,

V. V.

P. S. Here are some links to blogs about what happened, all in Russian, of course - I can translate, if you need:

http://alex-motsar.livejournal.com/277831.html
http://cherubinadg.livejournal.com/218710.html
http://igor-bobirev.livejournal.com/1775603.html
http://igor-bobirev.livejournal.com/1776729.html
http://igor-bobirev.livejournal.com/1777227.html
http://igor-bobirev.livejournal.com/1786109.html
http://melancholy-gay.livejournal.com/63143.html
http://deemon-amorales.livejournal.com/93056.html
http://deemon-amorales.livejournal.com/93412.html
http://www.kvir.ru/68_29.html
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Deemon Amorales (user currently living in SPAIN) posted for gay readers to the UKRAINE country page on 27/09/2010 +5
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Ukrainian LGBT organization absolutely has not responded to the precedent with Igor ...
Ukrainian LGBT organizations engaged in issues of religious affirmation and make overtures toward the Russian Orthodox Church ...
Igor is ready to commit suicide - he feels useless ...

In addition, there were about ten similar cases! In the city of Donetsk militia fun, chasing guys gay.

http://deemon-amorales.livejournal.com/179569.html
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