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Magomed Tushayev

According to reports from Ukraine, Magomed Tushayev, a warlord notorious for his part in Chechen gay purges, died during the early stages of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Illia Ponomarenko, defence reporter for the Kyiv Independent posted to Twitter that Tushayev died in action. The Ukrainian Armed Forces later confirmed the death. “Magomed Tushayev, leader …

ukraine war

As the world watches the Ukraine War in horror — or in Donald Trump’s case — glee, the persecution of LGBTIQ+ people in Vladimir Putin’s Russian Federation continues. Last week, Chechen brothers Salekh Magamadov and Ismail Isaev received prison sentences of eight and six years. Meanwhile, earlier this month, the Russian Justice Ministry filed a …

Salekh Magamadov and Ismail Isaev detained bothers chechen

Detained Chechen brothers Salekh Magamadov and Ismail Isaev began a hunger strike in a Grozny prison last week. Their action follows a nearly two-year ordeal involving imprisonment, abduction and torture. The Russian LGBT Network said in a press release the brothers stopped eating to protest a refusal to move their case to another jurisdiction. Pro-government …

chechnya gay purge victorian pride lobby australian government

The Australian Government has said following Australian allies’ lead in holding two men responsible for Chechnya’s “gay purge” could take several months. Over several years, the Russian republic has conducted the so-called “gay purge”, abducting, torturing, and even killing queer people in the region. Last month, the Victorian Pride Lobby launched a Change.org petition calling …

chechnya gay purge victorian pride lobby australian government

The Victorian Pride Lobby is petitioning Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne to crack down on two leaders behind Chechnya’s “gay purge”. Since 2017, authorities in the Russian republic have targeted, detained and tortured numerous LGBTQ people. Human rights groups and media have dubbed the horrific violence Chechnya’s “gay purge”. The Victorian Pride Lobby has …

foreign minister marise payne chechnya leader ramzan kadyrov composite

Australia needs stronger laws allowing targeted sanctions against nations abusing the human rights of LGBTIQ people and others, a Senate inquiry has been told. The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL) made the call in a submission to the inquiry by the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Foreign Minister Marise …

chechnya's gay purge

After a year-long investigation into Chechnya’s gay purge, reporter James Longman came out to the Chechen police chief thought to oversee the abuse. Scroll down for vid James Longman works for American ABC’s Nightline. Over the last twelve months, he interviewed victims of the gay purge conducted in the autocratic Russian republic. Chechen strongman Ramzan …

Pussy Riot at Amnesty International Australia

Police in the Russian republic of Chechnya are carrying out more detentions and torture of suspected gay people two years after its brutal “gay purge”, Human Rights Watch has said in a new report. Four men who spoke to Human Rights Watch said they had been detained for between three and 20 days, between December …

Pussy Riot at Amnesty International Australia

Russian feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot have joined a demonstration outside South Australia’s parliament to call for the protection of Chechnya’s LGBTIQ community targeted in the region’s violent “gay purge”. Pussy Riot member Masha Alyokhina told a group of about a hundred gathered at the rally on Wednesday, organised by Amnesty International Australia, that …

Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov Reports Of Sexual Violence Against Women In Chechnya's 'Gay Purge'

Warning: distressing content Authorities in Chechnya are reportedly sexually assaulting women from the LGBTIQ community, according to activists who are working to evacuate those targeted to safety. The Russian LGBT Network said last week a “new wave” of arrests and violence against gay Chechens had begun in December last year, with at least two dead …

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