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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 country’s “gay purge” triggered global outcry. At least 40 gay men and women have been detained in the past month, and two have also died in detention after being tortured, the Russian …

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Peter Tatchell

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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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 …

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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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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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