Fed up with a reportedly insincere investigation on gay persecutions in Chechnya, a Russian newspaper has revealed a list of men who were allegedly killed in a gay purge. Novaya Gazeta, the Russian publication that first broke the Chechnya story, published the names of 27 perceived gay and bisexual men they believe were killed in Grozny on January 26. They were reportedly arrested in December 2016 and killed without any formal charges. "According to our information, the detainees were shot that night and were taken to various cemeteries, including Christian, and buried in hastily dug graves," the publication wrote, translated from Russian to English. The information comes from a source in the Interior Ministry.
July 12 / SFGN