Gay men in the Russian region of The Chechen Republic are fleeing as authorities reportedly round up people who are gay, or perceived to be gay. Men are allegedly being held in an detention facility in the town of Argun, 20kn from Grozy, the capital of the Chechen Republic. The facilities has been described in some media reports as a concentration camp. Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published an article claiming that over 100 men had disappeared off the streets of Chechnya, including several television journalists. The article claimed that at least three of the detained men have subsequently been murdered. The report has been backed up by human rights activists working in the area who confirmed multiple reports that align with the newspapers claims.
April 12 / Out in Perth