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Two more survivors have spoken about their treatment during what they called a “big cleansing of gays” in the Russian region of Chechnya. Russian newspaper Novaya Gazetta first reported last March that men had been abducted and killed as part of an alleged “anti-gay purge” – repeatedly denied by authorities but confirmed by human rights …

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Researchers have found that crimes against Russia’s LGBTI community have doubled since the introduction of the country’s homophobic “gay propaganda” law. The law, signed by President Vladimir Putin in 2013, bans the public representation of LGBTI people to children, effectively outlawing pride marches and similar demonstrations across the country. And the law has seen a …

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Human rights activists are demanding answers on the three-month anniversary of the disappearance of a high-profile pop singer from the Russian region of Chechnya. In April, the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta alleged that Chechen officials were arresting and violently torturing men they believed to be gay in what was described as a “gay purge”. …

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Warning: distressing content A 30-year-old gay Russian man has publicly identified himself as one of the victims of Chechnya’s so-called “gay purge”. Maxim Lapunov (pictured) is the first to be named and pictured as a victim of the violent campaign of gay persecution in the Russian region that authorities, including president Ramzan Kadyrov, have repeatedly …

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been urged by LGBTI advocates to take stronger action to stop the horrific violence against LGBTI people in Chechnya. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in secret prisons in Chechnya, with several men reportedly dead. …

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More than a dozen Russian LGBTI activists have been arrested while protesting against the reported abduction and torture of gay men in the Russian region of Chechnya. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in several secret prisons in Chechnya. A …

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The men and women who protested at the very first Mardi Gras march in Sydney will come together to protest treatment of gay men in the Russian region of Chechnya. In June 1978, the “78ers” marched through Darlinghurst to call for LGBTI equality, but they were assaulted by police, arrested and outed in the media. …

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