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Model says LGBT people should be put on an island and ‘blown up’

Joseph McCormick August 11, 2017
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A model and celebrity in Kyrgyzstan has said that LGBT people should be “blown up”.

Amina Yusurova wrote on Facebook that people of “non-traditional orientation” should be rounded up on an island.

Referring to LGBT+ people she then says people should “blow them all up on one island.”

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The director of the Kyrgyzstan World Beauty Congress also took aim at female sex workers.

She said that “women of low social responsibility” should also be “on that island”.

Yusurova wrote: “Round up all the people of non-traditional orientation and blow them all up on one island.”

The 29-year-old suggests that people damage the reputation of Kyrgyzstan and specifically its capital Bishkek.

Followers condemned the model for the post.

One wrote: “You’re setting everyone against yourself.”

Another added: “What’s wrong with you?”

A third suggested Yusurova “use her beauty to spread a different type of message.”

Even those against LGBT rights condemned her message.

One said he is “against” sexual minorities but that it does not give him the right “to blow them up or take some other action against them.”

The model, who boasts 6,100 followers on Facebook, previously came under fire for saying that ethnic Russians should be kicked out of the country.

Protests have taken place in Kyrgyzstan in favour of a proposed law to ban “gay propaganda”.

The bill is similar to one introduced in Russia law, banning the “promotion of non-traditional sexual relationships”.

A group of experts from the United Nations also urged the Kyrgyz Parliament to withdraw the bill.

A gay journalist living in Russia who helped uncover injustices done against gay men in the region of Chechnya is facing deportation and fears that he will be persecuted if forced to return to his home.

Ali Feruz fled Uzbekistan and lived in Kyrgyzstan before fleeing to Russia after he was kidnapped tortured by security services.

Feruz wed a citizen of Kyrgyzstan in order to help conceal his sexuality but had to flee to Kazakhstan and later to Russia, where he has lived for the last six years.

A judge has temporarily halted the deportation of the journalist after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that his appeal must be examined.

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