BBC Exposes Russian Neo-Nazis Hunting Down Gays On “Safaris” (Video)

BBC News released a disturbing video exposing the violent torture methods used by the Russian anti-gay Neo-Nazi group ‘Occupy Pedophilia.’ The video shows a 21-year-old gay man being forced to drink urine and then has his head forced into a toilet. BBC also interviewed a Russian woman named Yekaterina, who claims to be “on safari hunting pedophiles and gays” with an assault rifle.

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Yekaterina, claims to head up her local branch of the organization “Occupy Paedophilia.”

“Our priority is uncovering cases of pedophilia. But we are also against the promotion of homosexuality and if, along the way, we encounter people of non-traditional sexual orientation, we can kill two birds with one stone.”

Following the passage of a new Russian law banning “homosexual propaganda”, Neo-Nazi groups such as Occupy Gerontophilia and Occupy Paedophilia have exploded in popularity and have taken to social media websites such as VKontakte (VK.com) to lure young gay people into meetings, only to be kidnapped, beaten, tortured and humiliated on camera.

The “Occupy-Gerontofilyay” branch of this movement specifically targets gay male teens typically ranging in age between 12 – 18. The Neo-Nazi groups create fake same-sex personal profiles and wait until a gay child responds to the ad. They are then told to meet at a predetermined location, and are then ambushed when they show up for their supposed date. The victims are tortured and forced to make humiliating confessions about their sexuality and give out their address, phone number, school address, all while recording the encounters on camera.

LGBT activist Larry Poltavtsev, founder of LGBT Spectrum Human Rights, estimates that there are more than 500 groups on VKontakte linked to the Occupy Paedophilia organization, with each group consisting of 5-10 people.

“They are like al-Qaida, a very loose structure formed by independent cells not controlled and loosely connected to each other. That’s why they are successful,” Poltavtsev told IBTimes UK.

“I’ve counted that each group posted at least 10-15 videos [featuring] torture,” he said. “But you don’t see all the videos. Some groups are shy, they write about their actions but they don’t put that out [on film]. It depends on the severity of the situation.”

Poltavtsev believes that the “gay propaganda” law at the highest level of government is directly responsible “There are at least 26 known murders attributed to that [law],” he claimed. “I’m afraid there are a lot more.

“Criminal statistics say that 80% of paedophiles are heterosexuals but this movement show videos with gay people only, targeting a narrow segment of population that have little to do with paedophiles,” he said.

The head of Occupy Paedophilia – which focuses on gay adults – is Maxim Martsinkevich a.k.a. ‘Slasher’ (pictured below.) He is an influential member of Russia’s far-right Neo-Nazi extremist group Format18 and is a former skinhead who served 3.5 years for inciting ethnic hatred.

Martsinkevich was recently investigated because he was featured in a clip in which homosexuals were tortured but the investigation was closed without a reason, according to IBTimes.

Vladimir Shisterov, supervisor of the Serov district attorney office, said in an interview that he supported the Neo-Nazi initiative of the “paedophile fighters”. This seems to be the widespread sentiment among Russian officials.

Yesterday, Russian lawmaker Alexei Zhuravlyov proposed a bill that would take away gay parents custody over their own children. If passed it would make “non traditional sexual orientation” a basis for the deprivation of parental rights, placing homosexuality in the same category as alcohol and drug abuse.

A recent poll by Pew Research Center found that three out of every four Russians say society should not accept homosexuality. The percentage of those who think homosexuality should be accepted dropped 4% since 2007, from 20% to 16%.

In March, Levada Public Opinion Center reported that 85 percent of Russian adults said they were strongly against a law that would allow same-sex marriage. They also found that supporters of same-sex marriage in Russia fell from 14% to just 5% over the past three years. On the other side of the spectrum, some expressed strong opposition to homosexuality: 16 percent of those polled suggested that homosexuals should be isolated from society, 22 percent said that the treatment of homosexuality must be made compulsory, and 5 percent said that homosexuals should be ‘exterminated.’