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Video of ‘neo-Nazi’ anti-gay abuse released ahead of Sochi Games

"It’s important to remember who we are dealing with here. They are fascists who have chosen the easiest prey — gay people — and don’t even have to hide it anymore,” Igor Kochetkov, chairman of the Russian LGBT Network, says in a new video released by Human Rights Watch.

The video features disturbing footage of multiple gaybashings in Russia, including one horrific incident of a man being stripped and beaten, having his clothes burned, having a gun pointed at his head and being forced to penetrate himself with a glass bottle.

"Do you agree that we should kill you?” his attackers ask.

"I guess that is my fate,” he replies.