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Anti-gay tortures renewed in Chechnya

Gay men in Chechnya have been illegally detained, beaten and humiliated by police in a renewed anti-gay crackdown, according to a new report. Four...

LGBT Chechens file a criminal complaint amid the purge

Activists at the Russian LGBT Network, the group that denounced the apparent resurgence of the Chechnya anti-gay purge, have filed a criminal complaint asking...

LGBT people in Chechnya are reported to be sexually assaulted with...

Authorities in Chechnya are reportedly sexually assaulting lesbian and bisexual women with electric shock sticks as a part of the anti-LGBT crackdown in the...

Chechen officials accuse gay people of being too imaginative

The Russian LGBT Network warned of a new wave of persecution on January 14, alleging in a statement that 40 people were detained...

USA state department condemns anti-gay purge in Chechnya

The US State Department has called on Russia to urgently investigate reports of a renewed purge of LGBT+ people in the Muslim-dominated Russian...

New reports about Chechnya: 40 detained, 2 dead

The Chechen authorities have resumed their anti-gay purge, LGBT+ activists in the region have said, denouncing the detention of at least 40 gay men...

Chechnya purge fears renewed

The Russian LGBT Network board member Igor Kochetkov, quoted in the Associated Press on January 11, that several (he does not know the exact...

Not only gay men are persecuted in Chechnya

Trans woman identified in media under the name Zamira (not a real name) lived in Chechnya and she is hiding every day due to...

15 countries condemn Russia for a homophobic purge in Chechnya

Human rights monitors first reported in February 2017 that authorities in Chechnya – an autonomous region of Russia – were chasing and killing gay...

Chechen President says the stories of homophobic purge are made up...

Ramzan Kadyrov keeps insisting that there are no gay people in Chechnya at all and the stories about persecution and 'concentration camps' for gay...

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