Credible reports have warned that the anti-gay purge has resumed in the Russian Republic. Nearly 100 days since the first reports of gay men being detained and abused in Chechnya emerged, the Russian LGBT Network have revealed that a new wave of arrests in the region has begun. Earlier this year, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazetta reported that up to 26 men have been killed so far this year as part of the anti-gay purge in Chechnya. The Kremlin and Chechen government have both repeatedly denied allegations that gay men are being detained and tortured in the region.
July 7 / GayTimes