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Amnesty demands Australian action on Chechnya’s ‘gay purge’

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Amnesty International Australia has called on the federal government to condemn Chechnya’s “gay purge” and demand Russia act against new reports of LGBTIQ persecution in the region. Local activists earlier this week warned of a “new wave” of arrests and violence against gay Chechens, after the country’s “gay purge” first triggered global outcry in 2017. …

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LGBTIQ activists are warning of a “new wave” of arrests of gay people in the Russian region of Chechnya, 18 months after the Chechen purge of gay people triggered a global outcry. Authorities detained at least 40 gay men and women in the past month. Two also died in detention after torture, the Russian LGBT …

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Fifteen countries have come together to press Russia on what the country is doing to stop the persecution of gay men in the Russian region of Chechnya. Independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta first reported last year that men had been abducted and tortured as part of an alleged “gay purge,” which has been repeatedly denied …

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