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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Brighton & Hove Council respond to Chechnya concentration camp reports

Besi Besemar April 13, 2017

Following media reports that gay men are being arbitrarily detained and killed in Chechnya and that a ‘concentration camp’ has been established in the Chechen town of Argun, the Labour administration running Brighton & Hove City Council have issued a statement.

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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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