GAY AND BI MEN TORTURED IN CHECH­NYA

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Hun­dreds of men sus­pected of be­ing gay or bi­sex­ual are be­ing ab­ducted, tortured and killed as part of a co­or­di­nated cam­paign by the Chechen po­lice. Amnesty In­ter­na­tional re­ports that men are be­ing kept in se­cret pris­ons and abused un­til t they re­veal the iden­ti­ties of oth other LGBT peo­ple they know. T The Chechen gov­ern­ment have de­nied the al­le­ga­tions, stat­ing that gay peo­ple do not ex­ist in Chech­nya. Af­ter Ger­man Chan­cel­lor Angela Merkel urged Vladimir Putin to step in, he agreed to back an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the repo re­ports.

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