France welcomed its first gay refugee from Chechnya on the same day French President Emmanuel Macron called on Vladimir Putin to investigate the alleged crackdown on gay men in the region. Macron challenged the Russian president on the human rights abuses against gay men in Chechnyaat a frosty meeting at the Palace of Versailles on Monday (29 May). In April, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that around a hundred gay and bisexual men were being detained and tortured in 'concentration camps' in Chechnya. At the time, the Kremlin said it had no confirmation of any gay men suffering abuse in the region.
May 30 / IB Times