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Russia jails six who tortured gay teens, posted videos online and drove them to suicide

Russia jails six who tortured gay teens, posted videos online and drove them to suicide

Six members of a Russian homophobic group have been jailed

Six members of Occupy Pedophilia, the group that tortured gay teens, posted the videos online and drove many of them to suicide, have been jailed.

Police in the Russian region of Ural arrested nine who were luring unsuspecting young victims through personal ads.

They manipulated the young men, many of them teens, who would show up for a ‘date’. They would then be captured, taken to an apartment or a woodland, where they would be bullied, tortured and humiliated while being recorded on video.

In just one picture, a humiliated young teen was shown in his underwear being forced to hold a sex toy as his captures grinned for the camera. He was also appeared to be covered in blood, with a baseball bat also covered in blood in the background.

In another video, a black gay teen was shown being force fed watermelon while thugs shouted in the background, translated into English, ‘fags should die’.

The group, started by Maxim Martsinkevich, led to many copycat groups across Russia. They claim they are simply trying to ‘identify and report pedophiles’. Martsinkevich is currently in jail for ‘hooliganism’.

The Sinarsky District Court Kamensk-Ural found nine members of the group guilty of at least 19 attacks against gay people.

They were found guilty of death threats, torture and causing ‘moderate damage to health’. However, they were not found guilty of participating in an ‘extremist group’.

Six were jailed from three to six years in prison, while three others received suspended sentences.