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Dr. Saveliev escaped punishment for his words against gays

This decision was made by the Ministry of Health and the police of Moscow.

August 4, 2018, Head of the Laboratory of the Development of the Nervous System of the FGBU, the Institute of Human Morphology, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor Sergei Vyacheslavovich Savelyev, in a live broadcast of the radio station “Says Moscow”, said that the interests of gays may not coincide with the development of society and suggested limiting them in rights. He also said that there is a homosexual lobby that conducts its own.

In this regard, appeals were submitted to the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, the Prosecutor’s Office and the police with the following requirements:

  • To the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation: to establish whether Saveliev really has the degrees he has claimed and is an employee of the NIIMCH FGBBU, and, if so, to bring him to disciplinary responsibility;
  • To the police and the Prosecutor’s Office: to bring a criminal case against Savelyev on the basis of the elements of the offense for which responsibility is provided for in Article 128.1 of the Criminal Code (“libel”) and bring him to criminal liability.

However, the Ministry of Health refused to take action on the grounds that the FGIBNU NIIMCH is not part of the structure of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and is not managed by the ministry. Police in Moscow did not find in Savelyev’s actions signs of corpus delicti in accordance with Article 128.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and issued a resolution refusing to open a criminal case, “in connection with the absence of an event of a crime”. This was announced by the chairman of the LGBT Public Movement “Solidarity” Artem Sh.

In this regard, the application will be sent to the Investigative Committee with a request to conduct a new verification of the facts and initiate a criminal case. Also, the appeal will be sent to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation with a request to establish whether Saveliev really has the degrees he has claimed and is an employee of the NIIMCH FGBU, and, if so, to hold him accountable.

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