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Two dead and dozens detained in Chechnya ‘gay purge’

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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More Than 100 Gay People Have Fled Chechnya’s Brutal ‘Gay Purge’ To Safety

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 …

A Victim of Chechnya’s ‘Gay Purge’ Has Bravely Spoken Out

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 …