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On the anniversary of the investigation of the persecution of gay men in Chechnya, a memorial appeared at the embassy of the republic in Moscow

On the anniversary of the investigation of the persecution of gay men in Chechnya, a memorial appeared at the embassy of the republic in Moscow

Photo: Vlad Dokshin / Novaya Gazeta
Photo: Vlad Dokshin / Novaya Gazeta

Last April, Novaya Gazeta published an investigation into mass detentions in Chechnya, torture and murder of people of unconventional sexual orientation. The authorities of Chechnya called these materials a provocation.

From April to September 2017, the Russian LGBT Network collected 300,000 euros as part of a campaign to evacuate homosexual citizens from Chechnya. On April 3, the representative of the organization said that 114 gay men were evacuated from the republic last year, 92 of them are already outside of Russia.

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