At Least Six Secret Prisons are Holding Gay Men in Russia's Chechen Republic, with Prisoners Tortured Until Families Pay Police Large Bribes
The newspaper also claims that the men, who face torture in jail, are only released once their families offer bribes to police. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov last week denied rounding up and murdering homosexuals and insisted one man declared dead was 'in good health and at home'. But his denial was then dismissed by many gay men forced to flee the country, one of whom told the AFP news agency: 'I had to lie or die.'
April 24 / Daily Mail