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#Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Purge

Armenia grants asylum to queer Chechen

Salman Mukayev fled Chechnya after being detained and tortured on suspicion of homosexuality.

Armenia grants asylum to queer Chechen

Salman Mukayev fled Chechnya after being detained and tortured on suspicion of homosexuality.

Chechen man publishes video denying homosexuality following detention

Idris Arsamikov was reportedly detained at a Moscow airport last week.

Chechen man publishes video denying homosexuality following detention

Idris Arsamikov was reportedly detained at a Moscow airport last week.

Queer Chechen man reportedly detained at Moscow airport 

Human rights activists report that the man had emigrated to the Netherlands after being detained and tortured in Chechnya because of his sexuality.

Queer Chechen man reportedly detained at Moscow airport 

Human rights activists report that the man had emigrated to the Netherlands after being detained and tortured in Chechnya because of his sexuality.

Chechen reportedly abducted in Grozny for being queer

A video released on 25 July suggests that Rizvan Dadayev was detained after having sought sex with men

Chechen reportedly abducted in Grozny for being queer

A video released on 25 July suggests that Rizvan Dadayev was detained after having sought sex with men

Russian police ‘abduct gay Chechen brothers’ from safehouse in central Russia

Activists suspect the brothers, aged 17 and 20, have already been handed over to Chechen special forces.

Russian police ‘abduct gay Chechen brothers’ from safehouse in central Russia

Activists suspect the brothers, aged 17 and 20, have already been handed over to Chechen special forces.

Chechnya: No criminal charges in homophobic exorcism case 

According to Aminat Lorsanova, her father forcibly injected her with tranquilisers, while his friend tried to ‘drive the djinn out of her’ by beating her.

Chechnya: No criminal charges in homophobic exorcism case 

According to Aminat Lorsanova, her father forcibly injected her with tranquilisers, while his friend tried to ‘drive the djinn out of her’ by beating her.

Two people ‘tortured to death’ in new wave of queer persecutions in Chechnya

At least 40 people have been detained in a new wave of state persecutions of queer people in the Russian republic, activists say.

Two people ‘tortured to death’ in new wave of queer persecutions in Chechnya

At least 40 people have been detained in a new wave of state persecutions of queer people in the Russian republic, activists say.