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Chechen leader suggests missing pop star was murdered by his own family

Chechen leader suggests missing pop star was murdered by his own family

Chechen pop star Zelimkhan Bakaev has been missing since August 2017, and its long been believed that he was detained and possibly killed as part of Chechyna’s violent purge of gay men. The country’s leader has now accused the singer’s own family of murdering him, suggesting that they were ashamed of having a gay person […]

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#EyesOnChechnya: Celebs pressure White House to take action

#EyesOnChechnya: Celebs pressure White House to take action

US broadcaster MTV has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of reports that gay/bi men are being tortured and killed in Chechnya. Celebrities are using the hashtag #EyesOnChechnya to mark 100 days since the initial report of the anti-gay violence, and calling on the White House to take action. We’ve known about gay men […]

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Activists detained in Moscow while attempting to deliver Chechen petition

Activists detained in Moscow while attempting to deliver Chechen petition

Activists in Russia attempting to deliver a petition calling for an investigation into human rights abuses in The Chechen Republic were detained by authorities who deemed the delivery of the petition an “unauthorised protest”. The five Russian activists were attempting to deliver the petition with over two million signatures to the Prosecutor General’s Office in Moscow […]

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Reports: Police in Chechnya tell parents “kill your gay children”

Reports: Police in Chechnya tell parents “kill your gay children”

Reports have emerged from Chechnya that allege the region’s police are instructing parents to kill their gay children. The allegations come from a man who reportedly survived what has been described as a “gay concentration camp”, where gay men are being held, tortured and even murdered. The survivor told media authorities are telling parents of […]

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Chechen leader promises to wipe out gay community by Ramadan

Chechen leader promises to wipe out gay community by Ramadan

  Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has publicly declared that he aims to get rid of all gay people in Chechnya by the start of Ramadan. The Muslim holiday begins on May 26th and is widely celebrated in the Chechen region where the majority of the population are Muslim. Britain’s Deputy Foreign Secretary, Sir Alan Duncan, revealed […]

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“They want to exterminate us.” says Chechen gay man

“They want to exterminate us.” says Chechen gay man

Chechen men who are in hiding after being allegedly detained by authorities have spoken out about their ordeal. A Chechen man named Ruslan* has spoken to the BBC about his recent experiences in the Chechen Republic, an autonomous region of Russia. The man said he had been questioned by authorities in his home, and then […]

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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies arrests of gay men

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies arrests of gay men

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has reportedly denied any homosexual people have been arrested and detained in The Chechen Republic. Newspapers in Russia have reported that they leader of the autonomous region denied the accusations of arrest, torture and murder during an exchange with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Provocative articles about Chechnya (have) reported so-called arrests,” […]

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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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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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