Judgment concerning the Russian Federation

Human Rights building
12/09/23

In the case of Lapunov v. Russia, the Court has found violations of the prohibition of torture, the prohibition of discrimination, and the right to liberty and security.

The case concerned the alleged taking of the applicant – a gay man – from his place of work in Grozny to the local police headquarters, where he had been, along with other men, badly beaten and threatened seriously by police officers because of his sexual orientation. Those allegations were against a background of a reported “purge” of homosexual or presumed homosexual people in the Chechen Republic by the authorities there.

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