Image: File photo of women on their way to a Pride Parade courtesy of SnappyPete via Twenty20 The Russian LGBT Network has begun evacuating survivors of the new wave of Chechnya’s gay purge and documenting the horrific abuse and torture they have been subjected to. In a statement released on Monday 21st January, the Russian LGBT Network said that suspected LGBT people are being held in two locations – in Argun and at a police station in Grozny, Chechnya’s capital city. “Once
On Thursday November 1, sixteen member states of the Organization For Security And Co-operation In Europe (OSCE) activated an expert enquiry into the Chechen Gay Purge. Iceland's permanent representative to the OSCE, Guðni Bragason, read a statement to the Permanent Council on November 1, saying that "On August 30, we informed the Permanent Council about a letter we sent to the Russian delegation to request concrete information under the OSCE Vienna (Human Dimension) Mechanis
Image Credit: Human Rights Campaign The Human Rights Campaign used the Helsinki Summit between President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on Monday 16th July to pressure both leaders to stop the human rights abuses against suspected gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. A message was projected onto a wall at the Presidential Palace where the summit was held. The scrolling messages read: Trump and Putin: Stop the Crimes Against Humanity in Chechnya Investigate LGBTQ Persecution in
Chechen anti-gay purge survivors share their stories while in Iran 30 men have been arrested and accused of being gay.
In an April 19 meeting with Vladimir Putin, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denied reports of an anti-gay purge in the Muslim-majority Russian republic. Russian opposition newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, reported on April 1 that Chechen police and security services started rounding up at least 100 presumed gay and bisexual men in February, starving, torturing and
Hundreds of suspected homosexual men in Russian Chechnya are being held in concentration camps, beaten, tortured and killed.
Russian opposition newspaper, Novaya Gazeta broke the story of a gay purge in the Muslim majority Russian republic of Chechnya. The purge was reportedly ordered after a Moscow-based human rights group was preparing to protest in cities across the Russian Federation. Chechen authorities are reported to have searched for closeted gay men using social m