In The South

Amnesty call for Chechnya journalists to be protected

Besi Besemar May 19, 2017

Amnesty International calls for journalists who revealed the abuse of gay men in Chechnya to be protected. On April 1, journalists at Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that over a hundred men suspected of being gay had been abducted, abused and some even killed because of their perceived sexuality. Chechen authorities have warned the journalists they will ‘face retaliation’.

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