Subscriber Account active since. Over the past few days a video that appears to show a Russian teenager being bullied by a large gang of kids, apparently for being gay, has been shared on a variety of sites. Quite rightly, the video — which ends with the kid having what appears to be urine poured over him — has caused outrage. Many people see the video as the latest development of a creeping homophobia in Russian society — a homophobia that appears to be state-sanctioned. While we were initially hesitant to publish the video, the fact is that the video is everywhere now and it would be futile to try and hide it. Please note, while the video doesn't show any direct acts of violence, it is distressing to watch :.
Why A Video Of A 15-Year-Old Russian Kid Facing Homophobic Bullying Is So Horrific
Horrific Russia Gay Bullying Video Goes Viral
The six video clips, each about three minutes long, were distributed at 3. They appeared to be from the same video that has been sent in bits and pieces to reporters repeatedly over the past few months. On June 12, Mr Haziq admitted being one of the men in the video and also alleged that the other individual was Datuk Seri Azmin, claiming that the romp took place in a Sabah hotel room during the Sandakan by-election on May However, he denied any knowledge of the video being shot, asserting that it was taken without his consent. Mr Azmin, who is also PKR deputy president, rubbished the allegations and described the video as a nefarious plot to ruin his political career.
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In a terse post on his personal blog on Tuesday July 23 , the Prime Minister repeated his claim that the clips of two men engaging in sexual acts were circulated "clearly for political purposes, specifically to block the success of a particular individual". Dr Mahathir wrote: "My religion bars me from spying to find flaws in others. What has been done is worse than spying.