Kazakhstani MMA fighter Kuat Khamitov reacted to a video where diplomats showed their support to Kazakh LGBT community.
Within the project "Tell about the trouble" we received a message from Adilet from Astana. He writes: "Then they brought me into a truck of a car and drove away from the city, they beat me so hardly as I literally wet myself. I had a concussion, my legs couldn't walk. It was November and the beginning of December (in northern Kazakhstan winters start early and the temperatures can run down below -30 degrees Celsius) They left me in a summer kitchen for two weeks, the room had no heating"
Ayan is 21 years old. He works as a teacher in one of the capital’s schools. He has always been a good son and a good teacher. He doesn’t stand out. He follows a healthy lifestyle. On July 28th, 2019 he was diagnosed with: “A closed fracture of the medial, intermediate sphenoid bone without displacement of bone fragments. Bruised left hand. Closed craniocerebral injury. Concussion. Bruised wounds on the head, face. Thermal burns of 1-2 degrees (from cauterization with an iron). Soft tissue injuries.” This is how it happened, as retold by Ayan himself.
Fortebank refuses to issue a personalized LGBT background Mastercard: discrimination or simply ignorance?
Fortebank, one of the top 10 Kazakhstan’s commercial banks seems to follow internal policy of homophobia justifying it with non-existing legislation.
According to the Republican Centre for AIDS Prevention and Control there are 62,000 adult men having sex with men in Kazakhstan. Understating the real figure by 3 times the Ministry looses the opportunity of arranging effective work on HIV prevention in the conditions of the ongoing concentrated epidemic.