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Alan Cumming on Chechnya: “The world is watching”

Alan Cumming on Chechnya: “The world is watching”

Actor and activist Alan Cumming has spoken out against reports of concentration camps for gay men in Chechnya. The reports were printed in Russian media earlier this month, suggesting the existence of detention centres where gay men are being tortured and murdered. Cumming posted a video on Instagram addressing the leader of the Chechen region, […]

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Kremlin says there is no reliable information about Chechen killings

Kremlin says there is no reliable information about Chechen killings

A spokesperson from Russian President Vladimir Putin has told journalists there is no reliable information about the reported detention and murder of gay men in The Chechen Republic. Reports were first published in Russian media at the beginning of the month. The initial reports suggest that more than 100 men have been rounded up and […]

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Journalist who revealed Chechen abuses forced into hiding

Journalist who revealed Chechen abuses forced into hiding

The Russian journalist who alerted the world to horrific treatment of gay men in The Chechen Republic has been forced to go into hiding. Elena Milashina, the reporter at Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, published an article on April 1st claiming that over 100 men had disappeared off the streets of Chechnya, including several television journalists. The […]

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop raises concern over gay arrests in Chechnya

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has raised concern over the report that 100 men in The Chechen Republic have been detained because of their sexuality. Reports were first published in Russian media at the beginning of the month. The initial reports suggest that more than 100 men have been rounded up and held at several […]

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Hundreds protest Chechnya’s gay purge in London

Hundreds protest Chechnya’s gay purge in London

Protesters gathered at London’s Russian Embassy today to speak out against reports of gay ‘concentration camps’ in Chechnya. The reports from Russian media have revealed allegations of gay men being targeted by Chechen officials, being herded into camps, tortured and killed. It it said that approximately 100 men have been affected by the purge so […]

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Activists are helping gay men flee from Russia’s Chechen region

Activists are helping gay men flee from Russia’s Chechen region

Gay men in the Russian region of The Chechen Republic are fleeing as authorities reportedly round up people who are gay, or perceived to be gay. Men are allegedly being held in an detention facility in the town of Argun, 20kn from Grozy, the capital of the Chechen Republic.  The facilities has been described in […]

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Reports: Gay men being detained and killed in The Chechen Republic

A spokesperson for Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic, has dismissed a report in a Russian newspaper that claims authorities in the country are rounding up and killing gay men. Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta has published an article claiming that over 100 men had disappeared off the streets of Chechnya, including several television journalists. The […]

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