Jerry Buttimer: 'Hit with a metaphoric brick wall when we raised LGBT rights with Russian Ambassador'
When my office made a formal meeting request to the Embassy it came as no shock that that they deemed allegations and any information of internment camps for homosexuals in Chechnya as fake allegations. I was pleasantly surprised that the Ambassador accepted the invitation but I anticipated that the meeting would be brief and to the point. On the morning I was joined by my Seanad colleagues, Senators Fintan Warfield and David Norris, who had both spoken out in condemnation of what has been taking place in Chechyna.
May 15 / The Journal.ie