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Chechnya: Two tortured to death and 40 others held in new gay 'purge', activists say

WorldNews Monday, 14 January 2019
Chechnya: Two tortured to death and 40 others held in new gay 'purge', activists sayAt least two people have reportedly been killed in what appears to be another crackdown on gay men and women in Chechnya. The news comes nearly exactly two years after reports first emerged of mass arrests and torture in the Islamic republic on Russia’s southern border. Over two months in early 2017, at least three people were killed and nearly 200 people tortured, with many still missing. Join Independent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The...
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News video: Alleged persecution of gay people in Chechnya

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LGBTQ rights groups are reporting fresh persecution of gay people in Chechnya, claiming that two have died and about 40 are currently held in detention.

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