According to various reports, more than 100 gay men are currently being tortured in prisons in Chechnya for their sexual orientation. Novaya Gazeta, the leading independent newspaper in Russia, which broke the news of the mass detentions, wrote that the men had been captured by the Chechen authorities and then moved to concentration-like prisons in the city of Argun. At least three are feared dead. This led to lots of coverage internationally, and for the last two weeks the international community has been slowly waking up to the atrocities in Chechnya.
April 13/ The Independent