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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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Peter Tatchell LGBTIQ rights Activist arrested in Russian British LGBTIQ rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been arrested and charged by Russian police after holding a one-man protest near the Kremlin during the FIFA World Cup. The 66-year-old attempted to hold a peaceful one-man protest to draw attention to human rights abuses reportedly committed against gay men …

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Russia’s justice minister has claimed they couldn’t find any gay people in Chechnya during an investigation into reports of a brutal “gay purge” in the Russian region. Independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta first reported last year that men had been abducted and tortured as part of an alleged “purge,” which has been repeatedly denied by …

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Warning: distressing content Over 100 gay and bisexual men and women have fled Chechnya to escape persecution in the past year, according to a Russian LGBTIQ rights group one year after the country’s brutal “gay purge” was first exposed. Independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta first reported last year that men had been abducted and tortured …

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 …

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 …

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”. …

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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