Russian crime gangs find gays easy targets for blackmail

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Russian people fight with Nikolai Alexeyev (C), an activist of the LGBT community, and his supporters who were trying to participate in a rally in front of the Moscow's mayor office building in Moscow, Russia, 30 May 2015.

Russian crime gangs find gays easy targets for blackmail


Criminal gangs in Russia, operating through gay dating sites, have found a lucrative new blackmail target: homosexual men.

As reported by The Associated Press (AP), a St. Petersburg economist, one of their latest victims, said several men burst into the apartment where he was meeting his date. Claiming that his date was under age, they threatened to call the police and to release a video they had secretly filmed unless he paid up.

The gay rights group Vykhod, or Coming Out, said they regis...


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