'They want to exterminate us', says Chechen gay man



Just a few weeks ago, "Ruslan" was with his wife and children in Chechnya. Now he's in a safe house for men fleeing detention and torture for being gay.
Reports of a campaign against gay men by Chechen security forces have been trickling through since early April when they first appeared in a Russian newspaper. Now some of the alleged victims are starting to speak out.
"When they brought me in, I denied everything," says Ruslan - not his real name. Even now, he is frightened of being identified.
Homosexuality is taboo in deeply conservative Chechnya and, like Ruslan, men... read more

 
21 April 2017 in World News, Views: 31
Source: BBC
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