International News

Russian court upholds lengthy prison sentences for Chechen LGBTQ+ siblings

Graham Robson October 26, 2022

Amnesty International has responded to news that a Russian court has upheld lengthy prison sentences for Chechen LGBTQ+ siblings Salekh Magamadov and Ismail Isaev – who, Amnesty say, had been “falsely accused of aiding illegal armed groups”.

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Community News

Pride in London leads protest against LGBT+ genocide reports in Chechnya

Besi Besemar April 11, 2017

Pride in London is leading a protest close to the Russian embassy in London tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12 at 5.30pm. The protest is in response to recent media reports of gay men being arbitrarily detained and killed in Chechnya with some citing a concentration camp being set up in the Chechen town of Argun.

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In The South

Campaign grows to stop the killings and persecution of gays in Chechnya

Besi Besemar April 9, 2017

Novaya Gazeta the Moscow based newspaper reported on April 1 that more than 100 men have been arbitrarily detained and at least three have been murdered by Chechen authorities for their alleged “non traditional” sexual orientation.

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