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Chechnya's anti-gay pogrom: Too much even for the Kremlin?.

The Kremlin has sent a team of reputable investigators into Russia's tyrannical republic of Chechnya to examine reports of the rounding up, abuse, and murder of dozens of gay men.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Chechnya's anti-gay pogrom: Too much even for the Kremlin?.

By all accounts, Chechnya is a legal black hole. In the former rebel Russian republic, human rights monitors are murdered, women are terrorized for rejecting Islamic dress codes, and Kremlin-backed local strongman Ramzan Kadyrov acts out his personal fantasies as if it were his private stage. Recommended: Sochi, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Russian officials investigate claims of anti-gay killings in Chechnya.

Russian officials are actively investigating claims of a purge of gay men in Chechnya, the media reported on Friday. The post Russian officials investigate claims of anti-gay killings in Chechnya appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Russia Is Reportedly Investigating an Alleged Gay Purge in Chechnya.

Chechen authorities have denied reports of an anti-gay campaign, saying gay people "don't exist" there

- TIME Magazine - US

Rights group says Chechen officials humiliated gay detainees.

Rights activists from Human Rights Watch say in a new report that high-level officials in Russia's Chechnya have visited detention facilities where gay people allegedly were illegally held and tortured.

- FOX News - US

Rights group says Chechen officials humiliated gay detainees.

- Townhall.com - US

Human Rights Watch Confirms Torture, Abuse Of Gay Men By Chechen Authorities.

Human Rights Watch says it has confirmed that police in Russia's Chechnya region rounded up, tortured, and humiliated dozens of gay or bisexual men during the spring of 2017 in "an apparent effort to purge them from Chechen society."

- Radio Free Europe - US

Congressional Committee Passes Resolution Condemning Anti-LGBTQ Violence in Chechnya.

Earlier today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee debated and passed a bipartisan resolution, House Resolution 351, condemning the violence and persecution of LGBTQ people in Chechnya. The resolution, which was introduced two days earlier by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and now has over fifty bipartisan cosponsors, ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Russia: Anti-Gay Purge in Chechnya.

Expand A victim of the purge telling his story in a safe house in central Russia in April 2017. © 2017 Nataliya Vasilyeva for Human Rights Watch – Police in Chechnya rounded up, beat, and humiliated dozens of gay or bisexual men in an apparent effort to purge them from Chechen society, Human Rights Watch confirmed in a ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Family with ties to Boston Marathon bomber sue over son's death.

After the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, a Chechen man was shot and killed in Florida while being questioned about his ties and friendship with one of the bombing suspects. Josh King has the story .         

- USA TODAY - US

Family of Boston Marathon-bomber's friend sue agents over death.

The parents of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 are suing two FBI agents and two Massachusetts state troopers for wrongful death

- ABC News - US

Bipartisan House Resolution Introduced Condemning Anti-LGBTQ Violence in Chechnya

As reports continue to paint a terrifying picture of the attacks on gay and bisexual Chechens, a bipartisan group of representatives have released a resolution condemning the violence while holding Russia and Chechen authorities accountable. U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Eliot L. Engel , Darrell Issa , David ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Boston Marathon-bomber friend's family sue agents over death

The parents of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 have sued four law enforcement agents for wrongful death.

- FOX News - US

#EyesOnChechnya,HRC President Urges Tillerson to Grant Visas to LGBTQ Chechens Fleeing Violence

HRC President ChadGriffinsent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging him to allow those fleeing violence in Chechnya -- including gay and bisexual men who have been targeted by the government -- access to U.S. visas. This comes afterreportsthat the U.S. has discouraged Russian LGBTQ adovcates from helping ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Stanley Greene, photographer of indelible moments of war, disaster has died

Stanley Greene, a onetime Black Panther who became a celebrated international photojournalist, portraying war, poverty and disaster in Chechnya, Afghanistan, Iraq and the U.S. Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, died May 19.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Activists scrambling to find visas for tortured Chechen gays

A group seeking refuge for 40 gay men hiding in Russia who were detained and tortured in Chechnya said five nations have come forward to offer them new homes.

- UPI - US

Chechen gay men hopeful of finding refuge in five countries

Activists are in talks with five countries to try to secure visas for gay men who have fled Chechnya.

- BBC - UK

Chechnya's '1st transgender woman' tells of escape to US after attempt on her life

She said her family was informed 'We'll find her and bring you the body'.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: May 17, 2017

HRC HIGHLIGHTS INNOVATIVE WORK OF LGBTQ ADVOCATES TO MARK INTERNATIONAL DAY CELEBRATING EQUALITY: Today is the 13th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia . To mark the day, HRC has launched of a video series highlighting global innovators in the fight for LGBTQ equality, and shining a ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Members of Congress Honor IDAHOT 2017

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia , members of Congress reaffirmed their support for global LGBTQ equality and denouncedthe atrocities taking place against gay and bisexual menin Chechnya and calledfor an end to the horrors.

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Parliament urges action on persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya

The European Parliament has called on the EU's diplomatic services to speak out against the detention and torture of homosexuals in Chechnya. EURACTIV France reports.

- EurActive - UK

HRC Recognizes IDAHOT With Video Series Highlighting Work of Innovative Global LGBTQ Advocates

Today HRC recognizes the 13th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia with the launch of a video series highlighting global innovators in the fight for LGBTQ equality. In addition, the organization is shining a spotlight on the need for continued U.S. engagement on protecting the human rights ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: May 16, 2017

DISGRACEFUL -- TRUMP LEAKS CLASSIFIED INFO TO RUSSIANS, WHILE FAILING TO CONDEMN THEIR FAILURE TO STOP TORTURE AND MURDER OF GAY MEN IN CHECHNYA: In a sobering piece published this morning by The Washington Post, Samar Habib details how President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have facilitated the erasure of LGBTQ ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

From Hiding, Journalist Who Exposed Chechnya's Gay Purge Sees 'Culture of Impunity' Ending

After breaking the story about the systemic torture and extrajudicial killings of gay men by Chechen security officials in an unofficial prison outside Grozny, Elena Milashina of the Russian-language Novaya Gazeta newspaper has been forced into hiding. Faced with a fatwa by Chechen clerics who have vowed to kill the ...

- Voice of America - US

Chechnya accused of 'gay genocide' in ICC complaint

Three French gay rights groups want the International Criminal Court to act before Russia withdraws.

- BBC - UK

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: May 15, 2017

WITHOUT GLOBAL LGBTQ ADVOCACY, WE ALL SUFFER: In a powerful call to action, HRC Global Director Ty Cobb writes today in The Advocate about the imperative that the U.S. stand up for LGBTQ human rights around the world. Cobb, in advance of Wednesday’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia , ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Russia: Chechen Officials and Clerics Threaten Journalists

– Chechen officials and clerics are threatening the newspaper that first exposed the campaign of police abuse against men in Chechnya perceived to be gay, Human Rights Watch said today. Russian authorities should unequivocally condemn the threats, investigate them, and ensure that journalists are protected from harm. On ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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