GAY AND BI MEN TORTURED IN CHECHNYA
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.