Deeply worrying reports of an increase in the persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya are beginning to emerge from Russia, with the Russian LGBT network suggesting that, since December, around 40 people have been detained, with at least two killed. Spokesperson Igor Kochetkov stated “We know that around 40 people were Continue Reading
Russian LGBT+ Network exposes horrific violence and collusion by Putin regime The Peter Tatchell Foundation has circulated a report from the Russian LGBT+ Network exposing a horrific campaign of intimidation, abuse and torture against the LGBT+ community by the Putin backed Chechen regime. It’s an extensive report – a tough read Continue Reading
It’s been a year since the world learned of gay and bisexual men being rounded up and detained in camps in Chechnya. Over a hundred men are reported to have been caught up in this homophobic purge, which was ordered by the Chechen authorities. Men were bundled into the back of Continue Reading
Stronger Together has been covered to help LGBT victims in Chechnya The classic Sybil hit Stronger Together has been covered to help raise much-needed cash for the victims of the Chechnyan anti-gay pogrom. The charity Living Without Prejudice is behind the new track, which has been launched to help with the Continue Reading
Source claims Russian singer Zelimkhan Bakayev murdered by authorities Russian singer Zelimkhan Bakayev, 26, who has been missing since August 8, is believed to have become one of the latest victims of Chechnya’s anti-gay purge. A source close to activists in Chechnya told NewNowNext that Bakaev was tortured to death: “He arrived Continue Reading
Gay and trans people are reportedly being rounded up by Police in Azerbaijan and then humiliated and tortured. Pictures posted on social media showed men and women being physically assaulted and manhandled by police officers, reflecting behaviours seen in Chechnya earlier this year. Despite homosexuality being legal in Azerbaijan, it seems Continue Reading
“If it becomes known, you are in danger, and so are those close to you.”
Melburnians are being encouraged to stand with gay and bisexual men in Chechnya.
The German Chancellor has asked Vladimir Putin to help protect gay rights in Chechnya, amid allegations homosexual people there have been persecuted and tortured.