Moscow man abducted, taken to Chechnya and pressed for information on LGBTQ people, says Russian rights group

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08/26/2021

A man was abducted in Moscow, taken to Chechnya and then pressed for information on LGBTQ people in the region earlier this year, according to the Russian LGBT Network. On Wednesday, the group said that Ibragim Selimkhanov was approached by four Chechen-speaking men near a subway station in the Novogireyevo District on May 15. The men, who were wearing civilian clothes, took his passport, phone and apartment keys. They then forcibly took him by plane to the Chechen capital, Grozny. There, he was questioned by Chechen officials, who wanted information on activists who work with the Russian LGBT Network and assist LGBTQ people in the North Caucasus region, in southwestern Russia.

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