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A gay purge in Chechnya.

The world must loudly condemn the Chechen campaign against its gay population

- The Japan Times - JP

Chechnya's leader says Russia has a literal nuclear doomsday device — and it's automated.

HBO Real SportsRamzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, gave a rare interview to a US outlet on HBO's "Real Sports" where he made news for denying that homosexuals are humans, that they exist in his region, and that his government regularly detains or executes them, despite ample evidence to the contrary. He also made a ...

- Business Insider - US

White House says it's upset by Kadyrov's anti-gay remarks.

The White House says it was concerned at remarks by the leader of Chechnya who suggested any gay people in his Russian republic should be shipped to Canada.

- FOX News - US

Anti-gay threats, Geiger counters, and insecurities about John Oliver: HBO's journey to interview the Chechen president.

HBOOn Tuesday's episode of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” correspondent David Scott got the rare opportunity to speak to pugnacious Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov. The result was an explosive encounter in which Kadyrov voiced his hatred for the West, and approved the alleged capturing, ...

- Business Insider - US

Chechnya becoming major player in rebuilding war-torn Syria.

Russia's mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya is becoming a major player in rebuilding war-ravaged Syria. And ordinary Chechens are likely to foot the bill, with many of them being forced to make contributions or face the possibility of exile or death, human rights activists say.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Chechnya a major player in rebuilding Syria.

Russia's mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya is becoming a major player in rebuilding war-ravaged Syria.

- The Daily Star - LB

Associated Press: Chechnya becoming major player in rebuilding war-torn Syria.

Russia’s mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya is becoming a major player in rebuilding war-ravaged Syria. And ordinary Chechens are likely to foot the bill, with many of them being forced to make contributions or face the possibility of exile or death, human rights activists say. The post Associated Press: Chechnya ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Chechen leader: If there are gays here, take them away.

Chechnya's leader sharply derided gays during a TV interview, asserting that there are none in his Russian republic and saying they should be removed from the region if there are.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Prominent Chechen Blogger Detained In Tbilisi.

A prominent Chechen blogger, Tumso Abdurakhmanov, says he has been detained in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.

- Radio Free Europe - US

'We don't have any gays': Chechen leader denies gay purge.

In an interview with HBO, Ramzan Kadyrov called the claims "nonsense."         

- USA TODAY - US

Chechen leader invokes damnation for gay persecution claims.

Chechnya's strongman leader has harshly denounced claims that the Russian republic has tortured and killed gay men, denying that there are even any homosexual men ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Chechen leader invokes damnation for gay persecution claims

Chechnya's strongman leader has harshly denounced claims that his southern Russian republic has tortured and even killed gay men, denying that there even are any homosexual men in his region.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Chechen President on Alleged Torture of Gays: There Are No Gay Men in Chechnya

Chechnya's president responded reports alleging that gay men are being tortured in the country by saying that there is no torture taking place because there are no gay men in Chechnya.

- Breitbart - US

'We Don't Have Any Gays.' Chechen Leader Denies Persecution of Gay Men

, Chechnya's strongman leader has harshly denounced claims that his southern Russian republic has tortured and even killed gay men, denying that there even are any homosexual men in his region. Kremlin-backed Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since a Russian newspaper reported this ...

- TIME Magazine - US

Chechen Strongman Blasts Claims Of Gay Persecution

The Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya has verbally attacked homosexuals in an interview with a U.S. TV channel, saying those who have accused authorities in the southern Russian region of torturing gay men are "devils" who should be damned.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Chechen leader hits back over gay persecution claims

Chechnya's strongman leader has harshly denounced claims that the Russian republic has tortured and killed gay men, denying that there are even any homosexual men in his region.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Chechen leader invokes damnation for gay persecution claims

Chechnya's strongman leader has harshly denounced claims that the Russian republic has tortured and killed gay men, denying that there are even any homosexual men in his region.

- FOX News - US

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says any gay men in his republic 'should move to Canada'

Head of Russian republic again denied reports of anti-LGBT abuse and calls gay men 'devils'.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Ramzan Kadyrov says there are no gay men in Chechnya — and if there are any, they should move to Canada

Chechen leader's comments came after reports that gay men were being detained and tortured.

- Washington Post - US

Kadyrov Dismisses U.S. As Too Weak To Be Russia's Enemy In HBO Interview

Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov dismissed the United States as too weak to be an enemy of Russia, and once again insisted there are no gays in his North Caucasus republic in an interview with the HBO television channel posted on YouTube on July 14.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Chechnya's Kadyrov Criticizes Convictions Of Nemtsov Killers

Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-installed head of the North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya, has criticized the recent conviction and sentencing of five Chechens for the 2015 murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Five Men Who Killed Boris Nemtsov, a Putin Foe, Are Sentenced in Russia

The gunman, a Chechen former officer, received a 20-year sentence, and four accomplices also got prison terms. But the suspected organizers of the assassination are still at large.

- International NY Times - US

Germany: Chechen Sharia Police Terrorize Berlin

Threats of violence against "errant" women are viewed as "acts of patriotism." "They have come to Germany because they wanted to live in Germany, but they keep trying to turn it into Chechnya with its medieval ways." — Social worker interviewed by Meduza

- Hudson New York - US

Poland Ignores European Court Over Return of Asylum Seeker

Ahmad,' a 34-year-old Chechen man, boarded a Polish-bound train in Brest, Belarus, last week, hoping to seek asylum there. He had fled from Chechnya, a Russian republic, where he says the authorities tortured and unlawfully detained him. Expand Asylum seekers in the arrivals hall at Brest train station, returned on the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Protect Murad Amriev

Expand Murad Amriev © Head Hunter Fight Promotion/Youtube The story of Murad Amriev, a mixed martial art champion from Chechnya, may seem a bit like a bad action movie, but the danger is only too real. In 2013, Chechen police abducted Amriev, held him for two days, and tortured him, seeking information about his older ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Belarus Should Block Extradition of Murad Amriev to Chechnya

Press ReleasesBelarus Should Block Extradition of Murad Amriev to ChechnyaJune 8, 2017Freedom House issued the following statement in response to Chechen authorities' efforts to extradite Russian athlete Murad Amriev. 

- Freedom House - US

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