Please refresh the page and retry. F orty men and women have been detained and at least two have died in an anti-gay purge in Russia's Chechnya republic that is even more brutal than a crackdown, according to activists. It is holding people without charge in an infamous prison where gay men have previously said they were tortured, local residents told activists.
LGBTI people in Chechnya are being abducted, locked up in secret detention sites, tortured and sometimes killed - purely because of their sexual orientation. Two people have already been tortured to death during a recent revival of the crackdown on LGBTI people that started two years ago. This must stop now.
As Time reportsAmin Dzhabrailov, a hairdresser from the Chechen capital of Grozny, was forcibly removed from his workplace by state police one day in The weeks that followed—in which Dzhabrailov, 27, was detained, tortured with electric shock devices, violently interrogated, and outed against his will to his entire family—were traumatizing. When he refused, an officer even put a gun to his head.
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The new allegations come after reports in of more than gay men arrested and subjected to torture, and some of them killed, in the predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia. The Associated Press and other media outlets have interviewed some of the victims, who spoke about torture at the hands of Chechen law enforcement officers. Chechen authorities have denied those accusations, and federal authorities conducted a probe into the earlier reports but said they found nothing to support the charges.
Anti-gay purges in the Chechen Republica part of the Russian Federationhave included forced disappearances — secret abductions, imprisonment, torture — and extrajudicial killing by authorities targeting persons based on their perceived sexual orientation. An unknown number of people, who authorities detained on suspicion of being gay or bisexual, have reportedly died after being held in what human rights groups and eyewitnesses have called concentration camps. Allegations were initially reported on 1 April in Novaya Gazeta a Russian-language opposition newspaper, which reported that since February over men had allegedly been detained and tortured and at least three had died in an extrajudicial killing.
A new wave of persecutions against the LGBT community in Chechnya began in late Decemberleading to the death of two people and the incarceration of dozens of others, the Russian LGBT Network detailed in a document published on Monday. What happened next, according to the article, was a new round of extrajudicial arrests, which include the withdrawal of documents, threats of repercussions against gay people and their loved ones and the forced signature of empty forms. Other tortures are said to have led to the death of at least two people.
This is how Ahmed said his torture began in Chechnya, a semi-autonomous region in southeastern Russia. The short-bearded, blue-eyed something, who has since fled to another part of the country, asked to use a pseudonym to protect his own safety, as well as the safety of family members still in Chechnya. They were using a plastic pipe.
Posted January 15, Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gay people in which at least two have died and about 40 more have been detained, according to LGBT activists in Russia. The allegations follow reports more than gay men were arrested and subjected to torture, with some of them killedin the predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia.
MOSCOW — Security forces in the Russian region of Chechnya have again cracked down on gay people, killing two and applying tactics once used against Islamist terrorists to find and arrest dozens of others, a Russian rights group said in a report issued on Monday. Since late last year, two gay men have been killed and about 40 men and women who are either homosexual or suspected of being homosexual have been detained in a makeshift prison, according to the rights group, the Russian LGBT Network. Though Russia decriminalized homosexuality during the breakup of the Soviet Union, the police in Chechnya have periodically detained gay people in extrajudicial arrests without repercussions from the federal authorities.