March Learn how and when to remove this template message. This raised concerns about the research project because the committee did not want this to be an investigation into the practices of medical officials involved in the military. I could never have imagined in my worst nightmares that I would be sitting here in front of a journalist and saying: Journal of Southern African Studies. The opposition to conversion therapy will continue. Homosexuality is a taboo in conservative Chechnya, and the gay community there was used to leading a double life — marrying, having children and hiding their sexuality from even their closest family members.
Furthermore, the committee questioned the sampling methods of the researchers.
Electric shocks: Chechen gay men recount days of torture
Later, he managed to escape from Russia and is now seeking asylum in a European country. The police now demanded money from Akhmed, or threatened to post compromising material about him online. Additionally, the reassignments were often incomplete, leaving patients with a halfway finished procedures. This article first appeared on The Conversation. Small details that Anzor didn't want to make public led the police to believe that he and one of his friends were gay, he said. Additionally, the researchers considered the actions of psychologists initiating this conversion shock therapy as a human rights violation.
Less than six months after Australia voted to legalise same-sex marriage, the topic of gay conversion "therapy" reared its head in Victoria. Editorial Policies Read about our editorial guiding principles and the enforceable standard our journalists follow. So why isn't it law yet? The other gay man who spoke to the AP said that his ordeal began when police arrested him in a crowded place, because his number was found in the phone of another gay man arrested earlier. I don't want them to suffer for me. Akhmed was outside Chechnya when he was called by family members.