Activists to protest Russian Embassy over concentration camps for gays in Chechnya

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It was revealed yesterday that gay men have been arrested in a ‘purge’ in the Russian region of Chechnya and they are reportedly held captive in extremely terrible conditions. The Chechen Republic is a federal subject of Russia, but has its own head of government and courts and the majority of it is Muslim. Russian newspapers and human rights groups report that more than 100 gay men have been detained for being or a suspicion to be gay. Now British activists have arranged a protest outside the Embassy of the Russian Federation in London, Wednesday, calling on leaders to confront the atrocity.Organiser Steve Taylor says: “London fails if it does not challenge this inhumanity. We must stand up to this. Bring banners, flags and most importantly bring yourselves to challenge this oppression and show solidarity with LGBT+ people in Russia. It will be a peaceful and legal protest. The Metropolitan Police have been informed and we will work with them in coming hours to ensure a safe event.”

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