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Over 100 homosexual men kidnapped, tortured by authorities in ChechnyaAccording to various reports in the world, at least 100 homosexual men have been rounded up in Chechnya and are being held at a former military camp. They are being tortured and at least three have been executed.
Amid the reports about homosexuals “disappearing” from the streets in Chechnya and being sent to a “concentration camp,” the first pictures of the facility where the LGBTQ activists are being held have been revealed. According to the various reports, more than 100 homosexual men are being held in the camp where they are being beaten and electrocuted. Some have even been executed.
According to the reports, the men are being tortured to obtain information about the whereabouts of other homosexuals in the country. At least three people have been executed. The pictures revealed that the facility is a former military camp that is located in the city of Argun.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has denied the claims and his spokesperson asserted that there are no homosexuals in Chechnya: “You cannot arrest people who just don’t exist here.” He even added that “if there were people like this in Chechnya, the authorities would not have to do this because their families would send them to a place from which they would not return.”
“For several weeks now, a brutal campaign against LGBT people has been sweeping through Chechnya,” stated Tanya Lokshina from Human Rights Watch. “Law enforcement and security agency officials under control of the ruthless head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, have rounded up dozens of men on suspicion of being gay, torturing and humiliating the victims.”
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