Vykhod spokeswoman Nika Yuryeva said most of the recent attacks have followed the same pattern as the one seen by the St.
PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Criminal gangs in Russia, operating through gay dating sites, have found a lucrative new blackmail target: homosexual men.
Petersburg economist, one of their latest victims, said several men burst into the apartment where he was meeting his date.
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Russian crime gangs find gays easy targets for blackmail.
In the past two years, an increasing number of gays has fallen victim to criminal gangs operating through gay dating sites, rights groups say.
This makes them easy extortion targets for criminals.
In this Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, visitors talk in a gay club in St.
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 registered 12 such attacks in St.
LGBT activists believe the real number is far higher and say the attacks have increased in the past two years.
Since homosexuality finds little acceptance in Russian society, many gays keep their sexual orientation hidden from their families, friends and co-workers.