Chechen 'gay purge' victim: 'No one knows who will be next'

Chechen 'gay purge' victim: 'No one knows who will be next'
 

Six months after reports emerged that gay men were being detained illegally and tortured in the Russian republic of Chechnya, a young man has spoken publicly for the first time about his ordeal.
Maxim Lapunov has described being held for 12 days in a blood-soaked cell, beaten with sticks, threatened and humiliated by police.
But despite reporting what he endured to the authorities, his lawyer says no proper investigation has been conducted.
Mr Lapunov, who is 30 and from Siberia, had been working and living in Chechnya for two years when he alleges he was grabbed and dragged into a car one... read more

 
17 October 2017 in World News, Views: 76
Source: BBC
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