General News

Update: Chechen court rules abduction of gay refugees is legal

Rachel Badham March 1, 2021

A court in the Russian region of Chechnya has ruled that it was legal for police to abduct two gay refugees and return them to Chechen authorities.

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Fundraiser for Chechnya: Screening of Paragraph 175 @Duke’s at Komedia, Brighton

Besi Besemar May 12, 2017

The People’s Film Club and Eyes Wide Open Cinema will present a screening of Paragraph 175 on June 1 to benefit LGBT+ people in Chechnya. Between 1933-1945 approximately 100,000 men were arrested for homosexuality in Nazi Germany, half of whom were imprisoned. An estimated 10,000 – 15,000 were sent to concentration camps, and by 1945 only 4,000 survived.

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Community News

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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