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chechnya-evacuations

A group is hoping to start a "rainbow railroad" from Chechnya to Canada.  A Canadian human rights organization that assists LGBT people in escaping places where they face persecution is launching a campaign to help gay men get out of Chechnya, the semiautonomous Russian republic where at least 100 gay men have been arrested and detained recently. “Since we first received initial reports of gay concentration camps being established in Chechnya, Rainbow Railroad immediately re-classified Eastern Europe as a priority region,”...
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Endorsed by 47 Democrats and three Republicans. In response to growing reports about Chechnya's gay concentration camp, 50 members of Congress have signed a letter encouraging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak publicly about the issue, and pressure the Russian government to investigate and stop the violence. The "bi-partisan" letter was endorsed by 47 Democrats and three Republicans: Carlos Curbelo, Charles Dent and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, PinkNews reports. Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta first shared the news earlier this month...
Gay-rights-protest-rally

Show your support for incarcerated gay men at the Russian Embassy on 12 April London will hold a protest against Chechnya’s concentration camp for gay men tomorrow (12 April). Held outside the Russian embassy at 5.30pm, the protest will be in response to the reports of 100 gay men detained in former military prisons. At least three have been killed, according to LGBTI and human rights activists. Pride In London will lead the protest at the junction of Bayswater Road and Ossington Street....
Nikolai_Alekseev_Attack

LGBTI activists on the ground are willing to try and evacuate as many as gay men as they can Chechnya has opened a concentration camp for gay men, an investigation has found. Around 100 men have been apprehended in the region and put in the first camps for LGBTI people since the Holocaust and Fidel Castro. Several are believed to have been killed. A Chechan government spokesperson has denied there were any gay people in the region to detain. They insisted ‘you can’t...
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Police have rounded up at least 100 gay men in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya and have killed at least three of them, according to media reports. The NYT: On Saturday, a leading Russian opposition newspaper confirmed a story already circulating among human rights activists: The Chechen authorities were arresting and killing gay men. …The men were detained “in connection with their nontraditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such,” the newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, reported, citing Russian federal law enforcement officials, who...

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