Londoners rally at Russian embassy demanding end to torture in Chechnya

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01/28/2019

The situation in Chechnya is urgent. That’s why nearly one hundred people flocked to a rally outside of the Russian embassy in London to call for an end to the persecution of gay men and women there. Since April 2017, authorities in the northern Caucuses have been rounding up people based on their real or perceived sexuality. They’ve tortured them in the most horrifying ways and in some cases, executed these people because of their sexuality. Every time international attention has focused on Chechnya, the persecution stops for awhile. But in late December, authorities rounded up 40 people and tortured two of them to death.

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