Amnesty International: Gay Chechens Urgently Need Protection | Time.com

People protest outside the Russian Embassy in London, following reports of the torture and murder of gay men in Chechnya, April 12, 2017. Thomas Hornall—AP

‘It is hard to imagine the loneliness of being gay in Chechnya’

It is two months since reports surfaced in the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta that the Chechen authorities have been detaining, torturing and even killing gay men, as part of a deplorable campaign to purge the republic of people of “non-traditional orientation”.

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