Exchange student targeted in homophobic Russian video

A video recently posted online by a group of homophobes based in Belgorod, Russia, shows an attack on a young exchange student who is beaten, undressed and forced to imitate sex scenes.

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The video of his ordeal lasts 33 minutes. Afterwards, the student tried to complain to his host university. However, he was reportedly dropped from the school’s roster and is now back home in Swaziland.

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The already tense situation for homosexuals in Russia has become even more difficult since Russian lawmakers decided in January to ban any public acts that could constitute ‘homosexual propaganda’. The law even authorises police to arrest foreigners suspected of being homosexual.

Read more : observers.france24.com

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