Two LGBT rights supporters have vanished in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine and are feared to have become victims of anti-LGBT forces there.
А Russian LGBT activist and Victoria Miroshnichenko have been missing since January 31, 2017, in the Donetsk region and are feared to be victims of enforced disappearances. The Human Rights Watch announced it is concerned that the de facto authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) have detained them and are refusing to acknowledge their detention.
“It is distressing that no one has been able to find out where Grey Violet and Miroshnichenko are since they arrived in the DNR 10 days ago,” said Tanya Cooper, Ukraine researcher at Human Rights Watch. “Their sudden disappearance requires prompt and effective investigation.”